March 2016 Village Elections Contested Races:
Northport: Incumbents Damon McMullen and Jerry Maline won re-election to two trustee seats. Challenger Joseph Sabia lost.
Damon McMullen: 914 votes
Jerry Maline: 694 votes
Joseph Sabia: 508 votes
Roslyn Estates: Incumbent trustee Dr. Brian Feingold (Sunshine Party) won re-election for a two-year term.
Among the three write-in candidates Sandy Siff earned the most votes. Siff was trying to retire and is a current trustee whose seat was open this election. Clerk Bryan Rivera said “it’s obvious that some people want him back… It’s up to him whether he wants to go for another term or decline it.” Siff has 30 days to decide - if he rejects, the mayor will appoint a trustee for an interim’s year term.
Brian Feingold: 23 votes
Sandy Siff: 15 votes
Allan Mendels: 1 vote
Boaz Benmoshe: 1 vote
East Hills: Incumbents Deputy Mayor Emanuel Zuckerman and Clara Pomerantz won two trustee seats against challengers Neil Foster and Jana Goldenberg.
Clara Pomerantz: 855 votes
Emanuel Zuckerman: 765 votes
Neil Foster: 461 votes
Jana Goldenberg: 401 votes.
East Williston: Incumbent trustee Chris Siciliano wins a second four-year term, defeating former Mayor Anthony Casella and former school board president Ellen Ritz.
Village justice Joseph Sperber ran unopposed for a four-year term. Emil Samuels was a write-in candidate.
Chris Siciliano (Neighborhood Party): 339 votes
Anthony Casella, former Mayor (Better EW Party): 256 votes
Ellen Ritz (Common Sense Party): 79 votes
Joseph Sperber: 235 votes
Emil Samuels: 1 vote
Mineola: Incumbent trustees Paul Pereira and Paul Cusato won re-election in a race about the development of downtown Mineola.
Paul Pereira (New Line Party): 911 votes
Paul Cusato (Hometown Party): 829 votes
John Colbert (Save Our Suburb Party): 733 votes
Larry Werther (My Home Party): 632 votes
Lindenhurst Village: Lindenhurst voters returned incumbent Republican Mayor Thomas Brennan over challenger Kenneth St. John. Incumbent trustees Michael Lavorata and Joan Masterson were also returned to office, securing more votes than challenger Richard Renna.
Thomas Brennan: 1,685 votes
Kenneth St. John: 818 votes.
Michael Lavorata: 1,788 votes
Joan Masterson: 1,558 votes
Richard Renna: Results not immediately available.
Mastic Beach: Incumbent trustee Betty Manzella was returned to her seat, while incumbent Bruce Summa lost his bid for re-election. Challenger Joseph Johnson was elected to the second vacant trustee seat, while challenger Darrin Harsch lost. Incumbent Barbara O’Malley was also elected village justice.
Incumbent trustee Bruce Summa
Incumbent trustee Elizabeth Manzella
Trustee challenger Joseph Johnson (lost last year)
Trustee challenger Darrin Harsch (lost last year)
Four people are vying for two seats.
Official voting tallies were not available as of Wednesday morning. Check back for full results.
Patchogue: Incumbent trustees Lori Devlin, Thomas Ferb and Jack Krieger were returned for four-year terms while challenger John Cucci Jr. lost. Mayor Paul Pontieri and trustee Susan Brinkman ran unopposed.
Lori Devlin: 628 votes
Thomas Ferb: 605 votes
Jack Krieger: 593 votes
John Cucci Jr.: 145 votes
Head of the Harbor: Mayor Douglas Dahlgard won reelection over challenger John Lendino. Incumbent trustees L. Gordon Van Vechten and Judith C. Ogden won re-election, while challenger John DePasquale lost his bid for trustee.
Douglas Dahlgard: 187 votes
John Lendino: 128 votes
L. Gordon Van Vechten: 211 votes
Judith C. Ogden: 196 votes
John DePasquale: 147 votes