2019 Village candidates

2019 Mamaroneck Village Democratic Candidates

We are excited to announce the three candidates endorsed by the Mamaroneck Village Democratic Party -- Tom Murphy - Mayor, Nora Lucas - Trustee, Kelly Wenstrup - Trustee . We invite your spirited support for our slate.


Tom Murphy



Tom Murphy has lived 29 years in Mamaroneck where he has raised his three children. Like many of us, Tom began volunteering in Mamaroneck when his children attended local schools. He became involved in not-for-profit board service for many not for profits in our community. Tom has extensive experience as an elected official in both the Village – for 5 years – and the Town where he served four years on the Mamaroneck Town Council.

Since becoming Mayor in 2017 Tom has worked to improve Mamaroneck’s infrastructure by paving streets which had been neglected for years. Tom believes taking care of infrastructure is vital to our community’s future. He has worked to improve all Mamaroneck’s parks including Florence and Harbor Island. Murphy is also proud to have spearheaded the Board’s reducing Mamaroneck’s speed limit to 25, so our kids can walk and bike more safely to and from school.

“Being Mayor has been an honor and a privilege. Working with Nora, Kelly and the rest of the Board we will continue to make our streets safer and bring our infrastructure into the 21st Century. For too long residents feared that decisions in the Village were made behind the scenes. I am proud that our residents can now view our work sessions on LMCTV to feel confident that decisions are being made out in the open.” . 

Nora Lucas

Nora Lucas


Nora Lucas was elected Trustee in 2017. She served on the Village’s Mamaroneck Affordable Condominium Corporation, the Landmarks Advisory Committee and Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee. A lifelong Mamaroneck resident, known throughout the Village for her extensive volunteer service, Nora now resides with her husband, Tony, and daughter, Molly, in Rye Neck. Nora earned a BA from Manhattanville College in American Studies and an MA from Boston University in Preservation Studies and is a professional architectural historian. Nora has researched and published articles on historic preservation. She also served for 10 years as a Girl Scout leader, is currently a Girl Scout Silver Award Mentor, and has been a long-time Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry.

Nora is a dedicated and thoughtful trustee. She is a pragmatic problem-solver and always has the best interest of the Village as her prime concern. Nora deserves another term to continue working on the important projects that have begun.

"Being a Village Trustee is an honor and a pleasure. We are putting the Village on a strong path financially, administratively and most importantly, have made the Village more responsive to the needs and desires of residents by limiting over development, requiring fair and affordable housing for those who want to develop in the Village and adopting a Vision Zero policy to make our Village more walkable and safer for pedestrians and cyclists. I am eager for the opportunity for another term to serve my community as a Village Trustee."

Kelly Wenstrup



Kelly Wenstrup is serving as trustee and running to complete an unexpired term Kelly served Mamaroneck as a member of the Board of Traffic Commissioners and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Kelly graduated with a BS in political science from Northwestern University and holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School. Kelly worked as a clerk to the NH Superior Court and as a litigator and criminal defense attorney in MA and NY. She served as the parent representative to the Westchester Country Early Intervention Coordinating Council. A Village resident for over 14 years, as a trustee, Kelly serves as board liaison to the Traffic Commission, the Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee and as co-liaison to the Recreation Committee.

Kelly’s legal background and community volunteer experiences have helped her overcome the steep learning curve as a new trustee. She is looking forward to serving a full term in order to continue the good work that has been started.

"The village has never worked better than now. From our Harbor Island playing fields and recreational offerings to our renewed infrastructure and responsive government, Mamaroneck is serving residents’ needs. I’m proud of the changes we’ve made through hard work and attention to residents’ concerns. We’re addressing long-overlooked concerns and re-examining everything to find areas to save money. Making government work for everyone — in the most efficient way — is good, common sense. I’m proud of our village’s recent accomplishments and the long-term prospects for a vibrant Mamaroneck"




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