Manhasset re-elects incumbents, new trustees in uncontested races

Manhasset re-elects incumbents, new trustees in uncontested races
The Village of Plandome's Village Hall. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

All five Manhasset village elections consisted of unopposed candidates for mayor, trustee and village justice, and on Tuesday night all were victorious

The villages of Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights and Plandome Manor all held elections Tuesday night.

Flower Hill’s incumbents Mayor ​​Randall Rosenbaum, Trustee Claire Dorfman, Trustee Gary Lewandowski, Trustee Arthur “AJ” Smith and Village Justice Dennis Reisman were all re-elected to serve another term.

Rosenbaum won with 61 votes. Trustee Dorfman received 62 votes, Lewandowski received 61 and Smith received 63. Village Justice Reisman was re-elected with 62 votes.

The mayor’s position also received one write-in candidate vote, and two write-in votes came in for the village justice position.

Rosenbaum was first elected as Flower Hill’s mayor in 2022, replacing former Mayor Brian Herrington in an uncontested election.

Rosenbaum’s tenure with the village goes beyond his time as mayor, previously serving as a deputy mayor, trustee and a member of the Zoning Board.

This was Smith’s first election after coming onto the board last May to fill a vacancy.

Munsey Park’s Regina Im and Gregory LiCalzi Jr. were re-elected for two-year terms. Im received 29 votes while LiCalzi received 35.

Both Im and LiCalzi joined the Munsey Park Board of Trustees in 2020.

Plandome’s mayor and three trustees were also re-elected Tuesday night. Final vote counts were unavailable at press time, but an employee at the village confirmed all incumbents were re-elected.

Mayor John Kurkjian won for the first time after being appointed following the resignation of then-Mayor Thomas S. Minutillo in August. Kurkjian was serving as a trustee of the village before the appointment.

Damien Quinn assumed the vacated trustee position left by Kurkjian in August and was elected to his seat Tuesday night for a one-year term to finish that uncompleted term.

Trustees Robert Broderick and James Corcoran were re-elected for another two-year term.

Plandome Heights re-elected its mayor and two trustees but also voted in a new trustee to join the board with them.

Mayor Kenneth C. Riscica, who has held the seat since 2012, was re-elected with 104 votes.

Trustees Mary Hauck and Kristina Lobosco, who first took office in 2022, were also re-elected with 101 and 97 votes, respectively.

Newcomer Eric Carlson, who previously served on the village’s Planning Board and the Board of Zoning Appeals since 2018, was elected as a trustee and received 106 votes.

He is replacing Trustee Florence Musalo, who did not run for re-election.

Plandome Manor re-elected its two trustees Antonio DeSousa and Patricia O’Neill for another two-year term.

DeSousa was re-elected with 30 votes and O’Neill received 32 votes.

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