Pelham Manor GOP nominates incumbents for three open posts in village election; Democrats also running three

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The Republican and Democratic parties will both field candidates for mayor and two trustee seats in the March 16 Village of Pelham Manor elections, with all three GOP incumbents seeking reelection.

The party caucuses that select candidates were held virtually Tuesday evening.

The Republicans nominated incumbent Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey and trustees A. Michelle DeLillo and Joseph Senerchia, said Republican Caucus Chairman Jeff Marcks.

Ramsey McGrory accepted the Democratic nomination for mayor, and Andrea Ziegelman and Lance Koonce were picked to run for the village board, according to a press release on the Democratic campaign.

The Democratic nominees were unanimously selected by the caucus, and the candidates will also be running on the Pelham Manor Forward party line, the release said.

According to Marcks, the Republican candidates will be running on the Neighborhood party line in addition to the GOP.

“The last four years and Covid have changed my priorities,” said McGrory in the Democrat’s release. “I am energized to turn my attention locally to the community that’s embraced my family and me. I will bring my business and military experience to the board as a new voice—rooted in reality, integrity and data.”

“Now is the time for new leadership because doing just enough isn’t enough, and the way things are isn’t the way they’ll always be,” he said.

Marcks said Pelham Manor voters can expect an “active but different” campaign process from the Republican candidates as they navigate an election cycle during a pandemic.

According to the Pelham Manor Forward website, Ziegelman is “dedicated to maintaining the unique qualities of the wonderful village we call home, while responding to the demands of changing times.”

“I believe that I can bring the analytical and problem-solving skills I have developed as an attorney, and in my prior experience in government, to the trustee position,” said Koonce on the site.