Looks like election season in Mamaroneck has begun as the village Democratic party announced their list of candidates for the fall election.
On the village Board of Trustees, three seats are up for grabs. Current Democratic trustees John Hofstetter and Toni Ryan will seek re-election and newcomer Sid Albert will run for the third seat. Albert has served several years on the Mamaroneck Public Library board and a bunch of other local groups.
UPDATE: The Republican Party has announced their candidates too. Incumbent Trustee Marianne Ybarra is running, and the other two candidates will be Greg Sullivan and Mary Vozza. Current Village Attorney Christie Derrico is the Republican Party’s nomination for Village Justice. I’ll have more info about the Republican candidates in a post later today.
The Democratic candidate running for Village Justice is Alice Pernick, who has done legal work for the New York State Senate and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington DC.
I’ll have more details about the candidates in an upcoming article in the Journal News, but for now more details about the candidates are available from the Democratic Party’s release, below the jump.
The Village of Mamaroneck Democratic Committee is delighted to announce this year’s slate of candidates for the November election. Incumbents Toni Pergola Ryan and John Hofstetter are running for re-election, joined on the ticket by life-long Mamaroneck resident Sid Albert, who is new to elective politics. Trustee Ryan commented that “John and I are running for re-election because the knowledge and experience we have gained during our past two terms in office, along with our proven record of accomplishments, bring a necessary balance to the Board.” Mr. Albert is a long time Village volunteer. He has served on the Library Board, the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce and the Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee, along with many other organizations. Albert, who is retired from a successful career in publishing, has chosen to run for Village Trustee because “the Village of Mamaroneck has given me and my family such a great life. Now I have the time to devote even more energy to serving the Village.” Albert’s addition to the Board will restore a rational and intelligent majority to guide the Village through these turbulent times.
The Democrats are proud to present an excellent candidate for Village Justice, Alice Pernick. Ms. Pernick also is an active Village volunteer who served as Chair of the Village Committee for the Environment and Co-Chair of the Central School PTA Green Committee. She also volunteers at Sheldrake Environmental Center and the New Rochelle Humane Society. Pernick’s educational and work experiences are stellar. After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, she worked at the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Pernick continued her education at Lewis & Clark/Northwestern School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then was employed at the New York State Senate and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, DC. “The Village is fortunate to have someone of Alice’s qualifications and character to serve as Justice. She will always put justice before politics when deciding issues,” said Village Democrat Chair, Elsa Puerto Rubin.