Ludmar, Russo re-elected to North Shore Board of Education

Ludmar, Russo re-elected to North Shore Board of Education
Dave Ludmar, Marianne Manning Russo and Lisa Cashman were elected to the North Shore Board of Education on Tuesday. (Screencap by Brandon Duffy)

North Shore Board of Education President Dave Ludmar, Trustee Marianne Manning Russo and newcomer Lisa Cashman were elected to serve on the board Tuesday.

The district’s adopted $116 million budget for the 2022-23 school year was also passed 2,204-1,626.

Ludmar received the most votes with 1,980, while Cashman and Russo received 1,919 and 1,914 votes, respectively.

The three candidates defeated the other five running for a seat on the board, Anna Carfagno, Courtney Citko, Vanessa Grecky Marks, James Svendsen and Sean Trager. Board Vice President Sara Jones did not run for re-election.

Vote totals for the other five candidates were not immediately available.

Ludmar is the owner and CEO of Eiseman-Ludmar Co., which manufactures quality uniform accessories for the military, public safety, airline, cruise line and hospitality industries. He was elected to the board in 2016 and was later named vice president in 2018. Since 2020, he has served as board president.

Russo is a practicing attorney who specializes in labor law, commercial and real estate trust and estates. A graduate of Georgetown University and Fordham Law School, Russo has served on the board for the past nine years.

Cashman spent time as an account manager at a multimedia company before becoming a clinical dietitian at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has also led fundraising efforts resulting in more than $300,000 in donated funds for various local groups.

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