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Don’t forget to vote: Polls open in Pelham in election featuring town, county and village posts

From left, Pelham Councilwoman Maura Curtin, Councilwoman Kristen Burke and GOP challenger Clive Anderson are running for town board.

On this Election Day, incumbent Democrats Kristen Burke and Maura Curtin are vying with Republican nominee Clive Anderson for two seats with four-year terms on the Pelham Town Council. For a four-year term presiding at the town court, Democratic Town Justice Adam Kagan is facing former GOP Judge John De Chiaro.

In the race for District 11 Westchester County legislator, Democratic incumbent Terry Clements is running against GOP challenger John Hynes, a Pelham resident and retired Village of Pelham detective.

The remaining Town of Pelham and Village of Pelham races feature candidates running unopposed. In the town, Supervisor Dan McLaughlin and Town Clerk Antoinette Clemente, both Republicans, are expected to win their third two-year terms. Seats on the five-member town council are at large, with Democrats holding three and Republicans two. For the third election, the Democrats did not put up candidates for supervisor or clerk.

In the Village of Pelham, Democratic Mayor Chance Mullen and Trustees Michael Carpenter and Don Otondi are running for reelection, while former Trustee Theresa Mohan is stepping up as Lisa Hill-Ries leaves the village board. As presumptive winners, Mullen and Carpenter will gain third terms and Otondi his second. The board of trustees has seven Democratic members. This is the third year the Republicans have not offered candidates for the village board.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Village of Pelham residents vote at Daronco Town House, 20 Fifth Avenue, and Village of Pelham Manor residents at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school, 575 Fowler Ave.

Here are links to campaign statements by the three candidates running for town council:

Here are links to campaign statements by the two candidates for town justice:


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