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Pringle and Cardwell tapped by Pelham Manor Democrats to run for village board seats

Mark Cardwell and Kate Pringle, Democratic candidates for the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees. (Photo: Todd Cross)

Kate Pringle and Mark Cardwell were nominated Tuesday by the Pelham Manor Democratic Party caucus to run for the two village board of trustee seats on the ballot March 19, setting up the first competitive race in the village since 2021. They will also be on the Manor Together Party line.

Pringle and Cardwell are seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Trustees Bridget (Breda) Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane, who were nominated to seek reelection last week. Bennett has served three two-year terms on the board and Owen-Michaane two. Both will also appear on the Neighborhood Party line.

The five members of the current village board were all elected as Republicans.

Pringle, an attorney with 30 years experience, has served on the boards of Huguenot Memorial Church, the Pelham Art Center and Bread for the World, said a press release from the Town of Pelham Democratic Committee. Cardwell is vice present of the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company, has served as a Manor volunteer firefighter for more than 10 years and also volunteered with Mamaroneck EMS for eight years. In his professional life, he has worked in leadership roles in the New York City Department of Investigation, the U.S. government, the United Nations and at a non-profit research center, said the press release.

“We must be smarter with our hard-earned tax dollars,” said Cardwell in the release. “For years we paid out-of-proportion salaries—our recently retired village manager, for example, was paid more than the governor. Lack of strong leadership has left us saddled with expensive lawsuits.”

Pringle said, “We are determined to bring people together to address the opportunities, and the urgent needs, of Pelham Manor. We must solve our flooding problem and act to preserve our infrastructure. I will do everything I can to ensure that we receive all available grant money, work with neighboring communities and take the right steps to protect our community.”

In 2021, the last time there was a competitive race in Pelham Manor, Republican candidates for mayor and two trustee positions swept in the balloting.

Village of Pelham Manor elections will be held March 19 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pelham Manor Firehouse, 4 Penfield Place. Voters can also cast early ballots by mail.

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