Manor Republican Mayor Monachino Lapey seeks fifth term; Case, McLaughlin on GOP slate for trustee seats

Village of Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey was nominated by the Republican caucus Tuesday to seek a fifth term in the village elections on March 21. She is joined on the GOP slate by trustee candidates Timothy Case and Daniel McLaughlin.

Case served on the Pelham Town Council for eight years and as Pelham Town Clerk for two, while McLaughlin sits on the Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals.

The candidates also plan to run on the Neighborhood Party line, said Monachino Lapey.

Trustees A. Michelle DeLillo and Joseph Senerchia, both Republicans, are not seeking reelection. All the positions have two-years terms.

Monachino Lapey said in her biography she “has promoted fiscal responsibility, while spearheading communication, staffing and sustainability initiatives.” During her tenure, “Pelham Manor has remained New York State tax-cap compliant and debt free. The village boasts a low fiscal stress score and has received a favorable rating from the New York State Comptroller.”

First elected mayor in 2015, Monachino Lapey graduated from Pelham Memorial High School and attended Smith College and St. John’s University School of Law, where she earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. She is general counsel for a private company in Westchester County.

Case has lived in Pelham Manor for more than twenty years and worked as an accountant and in financial services, running the trading desk for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund for 10 years, said his biography. He graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in accounting. He is a member of the Pelham Civic Association and has coached Pelham Little League and Pelham Youth Hockey teams.

McLaughlin grew up in Pelham, went through the Pelham school system from Prospect Hill Elementary School to PMHS and earned a bachelor’s of arts in mathematical economics from Colgate University, said his biography. He returned to the Manor to raise his family and has worked in a variety of roles in foreign exchange trading at a private bank in New York City.