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Five Seats Uncontested in Pelham and Pelham Manor

PELHAM, N.Y. – Five trustee positions in the villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor will be up for election as the polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close at 9 p.m. Pelham Manor voters must go to the Fire Department headquarters to vote, while Pelham residents will go to the Daronco Town House to cast their ballots.

The two candidates running in Pelham Manor are Democrat Neal Schwarzfeld and Republican Louis Annunziata. Both were unanimously nominated by the village’s Republican and Democratic party caucuses.

Annunziata, a dentist for 38 years and a former 25-year chair of the Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals, is seeking his first election to the village board, as he was appointed by Mayor James O’Connor to replace former Trustee Mark Bruckmann, who moved out of the village.

Schwarzfeld was first elected to the board in 2010 after being appointed by former Mayor Lorri Gorman to serve as village attorney.

Gorman commended the two candidates at a February meeting of the Pelham Manor Republican Party caucus for their support of nonpartisan politics.

“The two of them running really is a continuation of a long-held belief in this village to leave national party politics at the door and just attract talented people who are interested in the good of the village,” she said.

O’Connor said at the meeting that he was thankful to have both men running for election.

In the village of Pelham, three trustee positions are up for election, as newcomer Adam Kagan and incumbents Paul McGoldrick and Joe Marty seek election. Trustee Theresa Mohan decided not to run for re-election, which opened a third spot on the board.

Marty was first elected to the board in 2010 and over the past two years, he has been the main contact between the board and the Pelham Fire Department. Before serving on the Board of Trustees, he was active on the village Planning Board.

McGoldrick, who also is seeking his first election to the board, was appointed by Mayor Ed Hotchkiss to serve out the rest of former Trustee Greg Breskin’s term after he resigned.

A Pelham resident since 2008, Kagan is seeking election for the first time. During his time spent living in the village, he has coached Little League and served on the village Planning Board.

For more information or questions about voting, call the Westchester County Board of Elections, (914) 995-5700, if you are a village of Pelham voter or the Pelham Manor government , (914) 738-8820, if you are a Pelham Manor voter.

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