Election 2013 tidbits: Mamaroneck

Last Election Day, the majority on the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees was at stake. Thiselection_circle1 year, the board is sure to remain in Democratic hands, but the complexion of the village may hang in the balance as incumbent Republican Mayor Norman Rosenblum, who critics say favors broad, continuous development, faces off with Democrat Clark Neuringer, a political newcomer who has 23 years of experience on the village’s land use boards. Neuringer says the village is fully developed, while Rosenblum believes the village must constantly evolve to maintain its tax base.

Elsewhere on the ballot, village voters will choose between incumbent Republican Trustee Louis Santoro, Rosenblum’s deputy mayor, and Democrat Kerry Stein, a bond trader seeking his first term in political office.Picture 3

Voters also have an interest in their district’s county legislator race with Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, a Democrat, seeking to replace retiring County Legislator Judy Myers. Parker is facing off against Mamaroneck’s John Verni, a Republican and local real estate developer and land use attorney. Parker’s road to November didn’t turn out to be as easy as first envisioned after being challenged for her own party’s nomination by former Mamaroneck Trustee Tom Murphy. Parker won the primary by little more than 100 votes.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Election night headquarters

Rosenblum-Santoro

Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Louis Santoro will be stationed at the Elk’s Lodge, 417 East Post Road, awaiting the results of their race. The Republican incumbents will arrive before 9 p.m. and be joined by campaign supporters and friends in hopes of celebrating another election victory.

Mamaroneck First

Democratic village board candidates, Clark Neuringer for mayor and Kerry Stein for trustee, will spend their Tuesday night awaiting election results at Roasted Peppers, 320 Mamaroneck Ave. The Democrats will be joined by family, friends and supporters at approximately 9 p.m. in hopes of unseating their Republican opponents.

Team Parker

Democratic Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker hopes the second time is also a charm. Parker, vying for a spot on the county Board of Legislators, will await her election results at Bar’lees, 157 Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck. It is the same location Parker used during her successful Democratic primary in September against Tom Murphy. Supporters and friends are invited to attend beginning at 9 p.m.

Verni for legislator

Republican county legislator candidate John Verni will hold court at his Mamaroneck restaurant Club Car, located at 1 Station Plaza in Mamaroneck, on Election Night. Verni will be on hand prior to 9 p.m. to watch the results stream in live along with campaign staff, friends and family.

Questions about candidates or issues?

Find answers via online voter guides from the League of Women Voters’ Vote411.org.

This year’s ballots include candidates for numerous local and county races plus six proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution.

Personalize your ballot: Before voting, you can create a personalized ballot at Vote411.org. Click onVote411.org to find info on each candidate running for each position in your district.

Read up on proposed constitutional amendments: Find explanations for each of the six constitutional amendments. Click here for summaries, the wording that will appear on your ballot and the full text for each proposed amendment.

Be an informed voter on Nov. 5.