LI village elections 2014
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Voters in 37 villages across Long Island took to the polls to elect their leaders. We’ve listed the vote totals in the 10 contested races.
AMITYVILLE: Two candidates are running for one trustee seat. Newcomer Wesley "Andy" Powell is running on the Amityville Union Party line. Nick LaLota, who was appointed last year, is running on the Amityville First Party line. The winner will hold the seat for one year, filling the spot Peter Casserly vacated when he resigned last year.
BELLEROSE: Incumbent trustees Margaret Hagan and Kenneth Moore were re-elected in Bellerose Village. The challenger, former Mayor Donna Sherrer, was defeated. Hagan received 194 votes, Moore received 189 votes, and Sherrer received 112 votes. Among the issues candidates discussed during the campaign were improvements to Bellerose Village's business district and infrastructure. Hagan and Moore won two, two-year seats on the five-member village board.
FARMINGDALE: Incumbent trustees Patricia A. Christiansen and Cheryl Parisi won re-election on the Green Leaf Party line. Christiansen earned 503 votes and Parisi received 496 votes. Newcomer Craig Rosasco, who ran on the Renaissance Party line, received 397 votes.
HEAD OF THE HARBOR: Four-year incumbent Judith Ogden, 52, and newcomer Gordon Van Vechten, 69, both won trustee seats in the village of Head of the Harbor over newcomer Theresa O'Brien, 46. Ogden earned 133 votes, Van Vechten earned 163 votes and O'Brien earned 110 votes, said village clerk Margaret O'Keefe. Ogden and Van Vechten ran as a team, along with Douglas A. Dahlgard, 69, who ran unopposed for village mayor and also won with 195 votes.
ISLAND PARK: The Unity Party was victorious in the Village of Island Park's first contested election in 20 years. In the race for mayor, Michael G. McGinty defeated Glenn Ingoglia, 660-382. Matthew Paccione (612 votes) and Joseph M. Annarella (594 votes), an incumbent, were elected to trustee seats. Ingoglia was a part of the Voice Party, with Columbia Ciccimarro (407 votes) and Laura Risolo Hassett (430), who were defeated for trustee seats. Mayor James Ruzicka, of the Unity Party member, will retire after eight years.
MASTIC BEACH: Challengers Bruce Summa and Maura Spery won a six-way election for two seats on the village board, upsetting incumbents Gail Cappiello and Bob Morrow. Spery was the top vote-getter with 542; Summa had 522. The two ran together on the New Horizons Party line. Cappiello had 229 votes and Morrow had 210. They ran on the A United Party line. Former Mayor Paul Breschard, making a comeback bid after resigning midway through his first term, won 436 votes. His running mate on the Founders Reform Party line, Frank Fugarino, had 421 votes.
MUNSEY PARK: The Residents for a Better Munsey Park candidates won both available trustee seats. Incumbent Jennifer Noone received 291 votes, while John Lippmann, on the same slate, received 271 votes. Susan Auriemma, a Village Party incumbent, received 249 votes, while fellow Village Party candidate Eileen Cuneo received 218.
NORTHPORT: Eight-year incumbent Northport village Mayor George Doll, 69, won with 1,162 votes and challenger Joseph Sabia, 57, received 573 votes, according to village clerk Donna Koch.
OLD FIELD: Newcomers Robert E. Whitcomb of the Common Sense Party and Timothy Hopkins of the Shamrock Party won the two trustees seats, beating out former trustee Jeffrey B. Schnee, who ran on the Solar is Cool line. Hopkins received 107 votes, Whitcomb earned 84 votes and Schnee got 38 votes. Mayor Michael Levine was re-elected with 102 votes. He was unopposed.
STEWART MANOR: Village Party incumbent Mary Carole Schafenberg and newcomer William Grogan won the two available seats. Grogan received 225 votes, and Schafenberg earned 204 votes. Incumbent Orlando Sa received 134 votes.
To see the full list of elections, visit newsday.com/villagevote