Katz challenges Rosen against in Great Neck Plaza

Katz challenges Rosen against in Great Neck Plaza
Village of Great Neck Plaza Mayor Ted Rosen (left) is running for re-election against Leonard Katz (right) once again. (Photos by Robert Pelaez)

Village of Great Neck Plaza Mayor Ted Rosen and the United Residents Party will  run for re-election against the Revive Great Neck Plaza slate, once again led by mayoral candidate Leonard Katz.

Rosen, a practicing lawyer, was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1985 and previously served as the village’s deputy mayor before defeating Katz in the 2020 election. Rosen is running on the United Residents Party line with Deputy Mayor Pamela Marksheid and Trustee Michael Deluccia.

Rosen reflected on his mayoral tenure in a press release announcing the launch of the party’s re-election campaign.

“We have made tremendous progress in addressing major issues and challenges faced by local government today,” Rosen said. “We have focused on improving the downtown vitality of our Village by taking significant steps to attract new businesses to our Village and to provide important support to the existing businesses to help them succeed and continue in business.”

Katz, a Great Neck resident since 1971, is running for mayor under the Revive Great Neck Plaza Party banner along with Jason Hertz and Ruomei Hu for trustee positions. 

Efforts to reach Katz for comment were unavailing.

The village’s election and others on the peninsula will take place on March 15. Each of the positions will be for a two-year term.

Village of Thomaston Trustees To-On Pang and James Sharkey are not running for re-election, with four residents seeking to fill those two vacant seats on the board. 

Village residents Nick Toumbekis and Karen Lynne Siegel are running on the Good Neighbors Party line. They are running in an at-large election against Aaron S. Halpern and Jay W. Chagrin, who are running on the Honest Neighbors Party line.

Both trustee positions are two-year terms.

Village of Russell Gardens Trustees Lawrence Chaleff and Matthew Ellis are running unopposed for re-election to their seats, which are four-year terms. Village Justice Edward Goodman is running unopposed for re-election, also for a four-year term.

Efforts to reach the Village of Kensington for election information were unavailing. The villages of Great Neck Estates and Saddle Rock are not holding any elections this year, while the villages of Great Neck, Kings Point and Lake Success hold their elections in June.

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