Village Of Larchmont Elections Take Place Tuesday

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John Komar and Lorraine Walsh are candidates for the Larchmont Board of Trustees, and Thea Beaver for Village Justice.
John Komar and Lorraine Walsh are candidates for the Larchmont Board of Trustees, and Thea Beaver for Village Justice. Photo Credit: larchmontdemocrats.org

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- The Village of Larchmont will hold its annual election Tuesday, March 19. The offices to be filled are two trustees for two-year terms and one village justice for a four-year term. 

Voting will take place at the Larchmont Village Center, 119 Larchmont Ave. (behind the library), from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Meet The Candidates

The candidates for the Board of Trustees are Lorraine Walsh and John Komar, both Democrats. 

Lorraine Walsh is running for her second term as village trustee. She has served as co-chair of the Town of Mamaroneck/Village of Larchmont Coastal Zone Management Committee and as chair of the Larchmont Democrats, volunteered at the Sheldrake Environmental Center, been active in the PTA, and taught science at Rye Neck High School.

Before coming to Larchmont, Walsh worked as a New York City public high school science teacher, an acquisitions editor for an STM book publisher and as an environmental geologist on Long Island. She now owns a small landscape design company.

John Komar is also running for a second term as village trustee. John is a Westchester native and has been a resident of Larchmont for nine years. He is married to Katharine Colloton Komar, a Larchmont native.

Komar is a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club and a parishioner at St. Augustine’s Church. He has volunteered as a member of the Larchmont Fire Department, the Village Board of Assessment Review and the Village Business District Improvement Committee. 

He is employed as the chief credit officer for Country Bank in New York City and has more than 31 years of experience in accounting and finance with 25 years of specializing in real estate financing and banking. Komar earned a degree in business management at Boston College.

Thea Beaver, a Larchmont village justice since 1997, is running for one more term. She served as president of the Westchester County Magistrates Association and was a member of the Board of Directors. During her term as president, she initiated a county-wide high school program on driver responsibility.

A partner in the local firm of Rosenstrach & Beaver LLP, she represents individual and corporate clients in various areas of general practice. She is especially passionate about her work as a New York State Attorney for Children, a position she has held since 1991, representing children in matters involving abuse, neglect, juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation.

Beaver has lived with her family in Larchmont for 30 years. Her husband, Bill, is executive director of Dorf & Nelson LLP. Her children, Bill, Alyssa, and Brittany, are graduates of Chatsworth, Hommocks, and Mamaroneck High School.

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