Early Voting and Absentee Ballots

The Democratic Primary is fast approaching.  Early Voting from June 18 through June 26 -        Primary Day is Tuesday, June 28.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines are as follows:

  • This Monday, June 13, is deadline for application, fax, e-mail or absentee online portal request for Primary Ballot) https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/
  • Monday, June 27, is last day for an applicant or agent to apply in person at BOE Print form below and take to Westchester County board of Elections at 149 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY to obtain ballot:

https://citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/2021absenteeengrr.pdf

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 is last day to postmark Primary Ballot or to deliver in person.

 You can learn more about the Village of Mamaroneck’s Endorsed Candidates, Richard Litman, Andrew Spatz and Dan Natchez at:   http://www.villagetrusteescampaign.com/

https://www.mamaroneckdems.org/

https://www.facebook.com/mamaroneckdems

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2022 Memorial Day Parade

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Richard Litman’s whole life has been about service to his community. We thank Richard for his service. On this day in particular.

Thank you Richard.

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Andrew Spatz, Richard Littman, and Dan Natchez marching and honoring those who saved and sacrificed at American Legion Post 90’s Memorial Day Parade.

 

 

 

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trustee lashes out

Lou Young is a newcomer – both to politics and the Village of Mamaroneck.  His lack of experience is evident in social media posts and recent interviews with local news outlets.  A former newscaster himself, Lou should know how to report a story accurately.  Sadly, he plays fast and loose with the facts.

Here are the facts:

Lou Young was appointed to the Board of Trustees in January 2022.  He previously lived in Larchmont and only moved to the Village 3 years ago.

He repeats allegations from a baseless, unproven and uninvestigated EEOC complaint against the Village.  As everyone knows – allegations are just that until there are facts to back them up.  It’s recklessly inappropriate for Trustee Young to try to use this issue for political gain.  In his quest for votes he puts the Village at financial risk

The Democratic party’s process for endorsing candidates is fair and consistent based on the law.  Lou Young, like many other hopefuls, sought an endorsement from the Democratic Committee (30 elected Democrats from all over the Village regularly engaged in local issues). Contrary to Mr. Young’s assertion, it is not a “secret” committee.  Lou Young, Manny Rawlings and Mayor Tom Murphy are all members.  Two-thirds of the Committee rejected Mr. Young’s bid.  Is that the reason for his ire?

The Committee never offered Mr. Young a spot on the ticket.   Ms. Yizar-Reid sought and received the Democratic Committee endorsement.  But she turned it down and chose to run with Mr. Young and Mr. Rawlings – even though neither of them was endorsed.  Given Mr. Young’s propensity for misrepresenting basic facts, the voters can see why Committee members had concerns with his candidacy. 

Because of the extensive legal deficiencies in their petitions (32% of their signatures were found by the Board of Elections to be deficient) the petitions were rejected by the Board of Elections.  Ultimately this was not upheld by the Court due only to a technicality in the procedure but not the validity of the challenge.  Note that the Board of Elections also threw them off the Working Families Party line for failure to comply with the law.  It doesn’t bode well for their service on a municipal board if they don’t think the rules apply to them!

After the recent Army Corps of Engineers presentation, it is abundantly clear that the problems we face with flooding will only be solved if everyone is working together.  We need laser focus and meaningful experience to tackle the many tasks ahead of us.  We also need people who are respectful of one another and committed to working together.

Grandstanding, chest-beating, accusations and negativity will not address the serious issues we face.  The majority of the Village Democratic Committee chose a slate that will hit the ground running, bringing years of personal & professional experience to the table. 

None of the non-endorsed candidates have served on a Land Use Board (or appeared before them) and only one has served on a Village Committee.   Without a better understanding of how local government works they are not fully prepared for the task of serving as a Village Trustee.

The endorsed candidates are running a positive campaign to discuss the issues and their vast experience. When opponents spread misinformation and hateful messages the campaign will vigorously respond with facts and truth. 

 On June 28 vote for Andrew Spatz, Dan Natchez and Richard Litman.  They have the experience and temperament to serve the Village without emotion or ego.  Because Experience Matters!

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Flooding What will we do

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90 days in 90 seconds

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Endorsement for 2022

The Village of Mamaroneck Democratic Committee is pleased to announce the endorsement of three candidates to run for Trustee in the November 8th Village of Mamaroneck election:

Richard Litman, Dan Natchez and Andrew Spatz

 

      Richard Litman is a governmental professional.  He began his career as a Junior Planner with New York City’s housing and development agency, served as an Assistant to the Bronx Borough President, later becoming a Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA).  He has been an adjunct lecturer of urban studies and state and local government at Marymount Manhattan College, the College of New Rochelle and most recently at LaGuardia Community College.  Since moving to Mamaroneck over ten years ago, he has served on the Village Planning Board and as President of the Hawthorne Gardens co-op.

 

      Dan Natchez is a lifelong resident of the Village of Mamaroneck who has served as Trustee since 2018. He was an author of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and was President of the Shore Acres Property Owners Association. He is President of Daniel S. Natchez and Associates, an award winning International Environmental Waterfront Design and Consulting organization.

 

      Andrew Spatz is a third generation Village of Mamaroneck resident who maintains his own solo general law practice law firm here in the Village and has deep volunteer experience. He currently serves on, and co-founded, two active Village committees: the Mamaroneck Village Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee and the Mamaroneck Village Industrial Area Committee, of which he is a co-chair. Andrew has previously worked on the Board of Architectural Review and as Vice-President of the Orienta Point Association, where he remains a member. His involvement extends beyond the Village into our neighboring communities; he is a longtime Arbitrator for the New Rochelle City Court, Small Claims Calendar and Lead Counsel for the New Rochelle City Drug Court Program.

 

Andrew is the father of two boys attending school here in Mamaroneck and is extremely active with the local recreation sports programs as coach and commissioner of the soccer league.

 

“The Committee is grateful for the especially strong interest in the open seats this year,” said Gretta Heaney, Chair of the Democratic Committee. “Our endorsed candidates have the qualifications and breadth of experience to lead our Village and encourage more residents to participate in local government. They are tenacious, effective advocates who will generate creative solutions to some of our Village’s most pressing issues, especially related to flood mitigation and affordable housing.”

“Responding to the Village's most pressing challenges requires leaders who are ready on day one,” said Nora Lucas, a sitting Village of Mamaroneck Trustee. “Andrew, Dan and Richard each bring many years of experience, both professional and volunteer, to the position of Village Trustee. They are also avid listeners who hear and respect everyone in our community. I’m looking forward to working with this slate endorsed by the Democratic party.” 

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