Ten villages across Long Island have contested races for mayor or trustees in Tuesday’s elections, with a new casino, downtown revitalization, fiscal strength and potholes dominating the issues.
MARCH 2017 VILLAGE ELECTIONS CONTESTED RACES:
Trustee Dennis Siry is the new mayor of Amityville. He defeated trustee Nick LaLota. The two board incumbents, Jessica T. Bernius and Kevin P. Smith, keep their seats.
Nick LaLota -- 1,260 votes
Dennis Siry -- 1,488 votes
Jessica T. Bernius -- 1,340 votes
Kevin P. Smith -- 1,434 votes
James Wandell -- 1,248 votes
Stephen M. Greenwald -- 1,278 votes
Incumbents Kevin S. Muldowney and Mary E. Adams defeated former village Treasurer Joan Crockett for two trustee seats.
Mary E. Adams -- 610 votes
Kevin S. Muldowney -- 786 votes
Joan Crockett -- 343 votes
Mayor Robert Kennedy was re-elected with 3,933 votes, defeating both former Mayor Andrew Hardwick and attorney Stephen Drummond. Hardwick received 1,352 votes and Drummond got 1,331 votes.
Two open trustees seats were won by Kennedy’s running mates, Carmen Piñeyro and Ronald Ellerbe, in a race against Juana Prado, Frank Grossman, Phillip Prestamo and Angel Vargas.
Robert Kennedy (incumbent) -- 3,933 votes
Stephen Drummond -- 1,331 votes
Andrew Hardwick -- 1,352 votes
Carmen Piñeyro -- 3,699 votes
Ronald Ellerbe -- 3,714 votes
Philip Prestamo -- 1,288 votes
Angel Vargas -- 1,284 votes
Juana Prado -- 1,502 votes
Frank Grossman -- 1,460 votes
Hempstead Councilman Don Ryan upset three-term Mayor Wayne Hall Sr. on Tuesday night. Hall was defeated along with incumbent Councilmen Luis Figueroa and Waylyn Hobbs Jr.
Wayne Hall Sr.
Darrell Garner and Sherina Lucas
Waylyn Hobbs Jr. and Luis Figueroa
LaMont Johnson and Charles Renfroe
Village trustee Joseph Juliano won his re-election bid with 183 votes, according to village Clerk Rosaleen Shea. Dan Driscoll won the second open trustee seat with 249 votes. Charles Puglisi lost the election with 166 votes. Mayor Henry Schreiber ran for re-election unopposed and won with 288 votes. A total of 333 votes were cast in the election, Shea said.
Joseph Juliano -- 183 votes
Daniel Driscoll -- 249 votes
Charles Puglisi -- 166 votes
In the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent trustees Daniel Pearl and Tina Schiaffino won re-election, according to village Administrator Peggy Caltabiano.
Daniel M. Pearl -- 919 votes
Tina Schiaffino -- 1,048 votes
Adam H. Dulberg -- 393 votes
Challenger Deb McDermott, 49, was by far the top vote-getter among the three candidates vying for two trustee seats with a total of 725 votes. Incumbent Dina Epstein won a second term, getting 466 votes. Incumbent Jeffrey Vitale did not win after getting only 422 votes.
Dina Epstein -- 466 votes
Jeffrey Vitale -- 422 votes
Deborah McDermott -- 725 votes
Incumbent Mayor Allan M. Dorman was re-elected with 507 votes over former trustee Neil J. Munro, who got 258 votes. In the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent Michael Zaleski was re-elected with 484 votes, and newcomer Burhan Kisla was elected with 487 votes. Trustee Diane F. Olk and newcomer Mario L. Carbellano received 275 votes. Vote totals are according to Dorman.
Allan M. Dorman -- 507 votes
Neil J. Munro -- 258 votes
Michael Zaleski -- 484 votes
Burhan Kisla -- 487 votes
Mario L. Carbellano -- 275 votes
Diane F. Olk -- 278 - votes
Robert Miller is the new mayor of Mastic Beach after defeating trustee Christopher Anderson. The position will be abolished at the end of the year, but is needed to guide the municipality back to being an unincorporated part of Brookhaven Town.
Trustee Victor Viola was re-elected, and will be joined by planning board member Fred Krage.
Christopher Anderson -- 573 votes
Robert Miller -- 751 votes
Victor Viola -- 746 votes
Diana M. Soldano -- 581 votes
Fred Krage -- 733 votes
Christopher A. Ricciardi -- 583 votes
Results were not immediately available for the race between incumbents Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins, and resident Paul Kreiling, for the two open trustee seats. Candidate Lucy Clark, also known as Mary Given, told the village board that she dropped out of the race.
Mary Bess Phillips
Mary L. Given