Thank you — I'm honored

This week, the Village of Mamaroneck Democrats turned in over 440 signatures to the Board of Elections for our candidates in November’s election, including George Latimer for N.Y. Senate, Steve Otis for N.Y. Assembly … and me, for Village of Mamaroneck Trustee.

Truly, I’m honored to have been nominated by the Village Democrats to run this year alongside current trustees Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok. Ilissa and Leon have been leading the way by saving tax dollars, safeguarding our environment, planning for progress, celebrating our village character, and advancing open government. To keep things moving in the right direction, it’s important that we maintain a Democratic majority on the Board of Trustees.

I've been involved in this community in many ways, but this is my first time running for office. As a volunteer with At Home on the Sound and with LMC-TV I've witnessed the positive impact we can have on our neighbors and the importance of promoting progressive values at every level of public life. 

I look forward to getting to know each other better over the course of this campaign. For now, I want to say thank you for the chance to serve the Village I’ve called home for so many years.

Dave FinchDemocratic candidate for Trustee


Mamaroneck Democrats Select Candidates

Nominating Committee Picks Political Newcomer and Two Incumbents

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Thursday - May 22 - Army Corps of Engineers to Present Analysis and Findings re Flood Mitigation Projects

Public Invited to Long Awaited Presentation at Emelin Theater at 7pm

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New Volunteer Openings on Village Committees

Openings on Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee and Board of Ethics 

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Appointments to Industrial Area Redevelopment Steering Committee

May 12 - Village Board appoints members of Industrial Area Redevelopment Steering Committee

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Thanks to all of you...

Kerry and I want to thank all of you who took time out of your busy lives to support us. To all who came to gatherings, put out lawn signs, made phone calls, walked with us, talked to neighbors on our behalf and voted for us, we are eternally grateful.  Although we fell short, we are proud to have run a campaign that talked about important issues facing our Coastal Village and how to address them.  As we see these issues unfold in the coming year we urge you to continue to stay involved and make your voices heard.


Village of Mamaroneck Democrats Announce New Slate

The Village of Mamaroneck Democratic Party has made its choice of candidates for Mayor and Trustee, announced Tom Murphy, leader of the Nominating Committee, and Elizabeth Saenger, Party Chair.  "We are delighted with both candidates," said Murphy

For Mayor, we have chosen Clark Neuringer.  An Architect and 38 year village resident, Clark has been an appointed member of every land use board/commission in the village, including service as Chair of the Board of Architectural Review; member of the Coastal Zone Management Commission; member of the Planning Board; member (and chair) of the Zoning Board of Appeals; and current member of the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission. In addition he has served as Chair of the Industrial Area Revitalization Task Force and member of other ad hoc building committees in the village. He has participated as an alternate member of the Westchester County Housing Implementation Commission and is a Board member of the Washingtonville Housing Alliance and the Orienta Point Association. 

For Trustee, we have chosen Kerry Stein, who is a 21 year village resident and managing Director at Lloyds Bank with a long history of community involvement. Kerry coached Lacrosse for 10 years with LMYL and is currently Co-coaching the Mamaroneck Blackhawks U-14 Travel soccer team. A Trustee of Franklin Pierce University (vice chair) as well as a member of the Emelin Theatre Advisory board, he has been married for 23 years and has a son in 8th grade at the Hommocks, and a daughter in 11th grade at the High school.   

"Both men are very well known and well liked in the community," commented Murphy.  "The seven person Nominating Committee worked diligently to interview nine candidates who sought positions.  We've rarely had so many excellent and willing volunteers to choose from." 

Saenger commented that it was Murphy who was able to unite various groups in the village. 

"Tom's leadership was the glue that held everyone together for such fine results," she said, "We are thrilled!"


Democrats Seek Candidates for Mayor and Trustee

On May 6, 2013, the District Leaders of the Mamaroneck Village Democrats met at the home of party chair Elizabeth Saenger.  They voted unanimously to elect a Nominating Committee to seek and select Democratic candidates for the positions of Mayor and Trustee in the general election in November 2013.
The committee will cast a wide net to attract talented residents who want to work hard and meet the challenges Mamaroneck faces head on.  This committee will be led by Tom Murphy and Elizabeth Saenger.  The committee urges members of the community interested in running for Mayor or Trustee on the Democratic ticket to contact Murphy or Saenger.  They can be reached via email at

Village of Mamaroneck Organization Meeting

We are writing to inform you of what happened at the Village of Mamaroneck’s December 10 Organizational Meeting. The swearing in of reelected Judge Daniel Gallagher and newly elected trustees, Andres Bermudez-Hallstrom, Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok proceeded smoothly, but the appointment of residents to some volunteer boards and commissions was met with opposition from Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Lou Santoro. Here is what transpired:

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Swearing-in Take Two: Please Join Us Monday, December 10

Election results have been certified by the Westchester County Board of Elections, and the swearing-in of Judge Gallagher and the Democratic Trustees has been rescheduled.

So without further ado ...


We are pleased to invite you to attend
the swearing-in ceremony of

the Village of Mamaroneck Elected Trustees

Andres Bermudez Hallstrom
Ilissa Miller
Leon Potok


Judge Dan Gallagher

Monday, December 10, 2012
7:15 PM

Village of Mamaroneck Courtroom
169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue

A wine and cheese reception will follow
the regularly scheduled meeting.


Our Next Steps Together

With this year’s campaign for Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees behind us — and Thanksgiving just ahead — we wanted to take the opportunity to express our deep gratitude for your support. We are honored by the votes you cast for us on election day, and humbled by the responsibility of representing your values on the Board of Trustees. We look forward to our new roles with great optimism.

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Updated totals from Board of Elections

The Board of Elections has released updated vote totals for our Village elections:


They've also posted the updated tally for the race for Village Justice:


Congratulations, Ilissa, Leon, Andres, and Dan!

Updated Nov. 30, 2012.


Village of Mamaroneck Democrats