(Editor's Note: As with all village elections, immediately following the last date to file a petition to run for office, the Great Neck Record contacts each village's clerk/treasurer, asking for the names of the candidates. And, as well, we ask that the village contact each candidate, asking for a biography, a photograph, and a statement as to why the candidate is running for office. Some villages, and some candidates, do comply. In the weeks to come, we will publish all such election materials.)
Six of the Great Neck villages --- Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock and Thomaston --- will hold elections on March 16. Only in the Village of Kensington is there a contested election.
In Kensington, Mayor Bonnie Golub is running, unchallenged, for re-election to another two-year term. However, Kensington's trustee elections sees three people running for two spots. Incumbent Trustee Raphael Isaac is running for re-election, and, as well, two newcomers are running for trustee seats --- Gail Strongwater and Howard Diamond. The two candidates with the most votes will win the two trustee spots.
Kensington elections are Tuesday, March 16, noon to 9 p.m., at Kensington Village Hall, 2 Nassau Drive.
Elections will be held in June in the villages of Great Neck, Kings Point, and Lake Success.
The Village of Great Neck Estates will see two uncontested elections come next month. Trustees Howard Hirschmann and Edy Zingher are both running for re-election, both unchallenged. Both are for two-year terms.
Great Neck Estates elections are Tuesday, March 16, noon to 9 p.m., at Great Neck Estates Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza.
In the Village of Great Neck Plaza, Mayor Jean Celender is running, unchallenged, for re-election to her third term. Trustees Jay Ferkin and Ted Rosen, who also serves as deputy mayor, are also running, unopposed, for re-election, as is Village Justice Conrad Singer.
The terms for mayor and trustee are all two-year terms. The village justice election is for a four-year term.
Great Neck Plaza elections are on Tuesday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Plaza Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza.
Russell Gardens' uncontested elections this year are both for the trustee positions. Matthew S. Bloomfield and Dorothy Zuckerman are both running for re-election to two-year terms.
Russell Gardens elections are Tuesday, March 16, noon to 9 p.m., at Russell Gardens Village Hall, 6 Tain Drive.
The Village of Saddle Rock has two trustee elections. Both are uncontested. Trustee Robert Steinberg is running for re-election and Gila Aizer is running for her first term as trustee. The trustee terms are two-year terms.
Saddle Rock elections are on Tuesday, March 16, noon to 9 p.m., at Saddle Rock Village Hall, 18 Masefield Way.
In Thomaston, too, there are two trustees running for re-election. Both Trustee Lynne Kleinman and Trustee Lawrence Sneag are running, uncontested, for re-election to two-year terms.
Thomaston elections are Tuesday, March 16, noon to 9 p.m., at Thomaston Village Hall, 100 East Shore Road.