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Tim Cassidy, Republican Trustees Win Pelham Village Elections

From left to right: former Town Supervisor Joe Solimine Sr., Tim Cassidy, and former Mayor Arthur Scinta.
From left to right: former Town Supervisor Joe Solimine Sr., Tim Cassidy, and former Mayor Arthur Scinta. Photo Credit: Chaya Babu

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Tim Cassidy was elected mayor of the Village of Pelham on Tuesday night, winning along with Trustees Susan Mutti, Joseph Senerchia and Michael Volpe, all Republicans.

Cassidy received 824 votes, or 61 percent, while incumbent Mayor Ed Hotchkiss, a Democrat, received 524 votes, or 39 percent, with all five districts reporting.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity, and I think it's a great challenge," Cassidy said. "I think my teammates have accomplished a lot, and we have a lot to look forward to. I do want to thank Ed Hotchkiss and his team for many years of service to the community, and I think we have a wonderful chance to really impact the way things work in Pelham."

For the Board of Trustees, the breakdown was as follows: Susan Mutti, 716 votes, 18 percent; Joseph Senerchia, 812 votes, or 20 percent; Michael Volpe, 849 votes, or 21 percent; and Democratic candidates Geoff Lewis, 506 votes, or 13 percen); Suzan Marciona, 591 votes, or 15 percent; and Christopher Reim, 520 votes, or 13 percent.

Cassidy, Mutti, Senerchia and Volpe are expected to be sworn in officially in April. They will join incumbent Democrats Paul McGoldrick, Joe Marty and Adam Kagan on the board.

"We're terribly excited by the outcome and very interested in working as a team for the community of Pelham," Mutti said. "I was really inspired by the others running and thought, 'I could be a part of this.'"

The different parties were gathered at the homes of Cassidy and Hotchkiss when the unofficial results were posted by the Westchester County Board of Elections.

"We didn't prevail in this election, but I feel very proud of my record on the board and I'm very proud of the team that ran. I wish the new board well," Marciona said.

Cassidy added, "As a community we have so many talented people who we can tap an pull into our village government, and I think that's a great thing."

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