MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- With seats up for election at the town, village and county levels on Tuesday Nov. 3, the League of Women Voters of Larchmont-Mamaroneck is hosting a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Town of Mamaroneck Courtroom, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.
Candidates in contested elections for county legislator, Mamaroneck village mayor, and one Mamaroneck village trustee race will debate each other as they answer questions from the League of Women Voters as well as members of the audience.
Candidates running unopposed for Mamaroneck Town Supervisor and two Mamaroneck Town Council members) will also respond to questions.
Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a Democrat from Rye, is opposed by Republican-Conservative Susan Watson.
Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, 72, is a Republican seeking his fourth, two-year term. He's a contract administrator for Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, looks at the village as a thriving municipality that should continue on its current path in many areas.
Democratic challenger Dan Natchez, 71, is president of an environmental waterfront development design consulting company. Natchez, a former village trustee, has said hasty development can harm the village.
Seeking re-election as village trustee is Republican-Conservative Louis Santaro. He's being challenged by Democrat Thomas Burt.
Running unopposed for Mamaroneck town supervisor is Democrat Nancy Seligson. Also unopposed in elections for Mamaroneck Town Council seats are Democrats Thomas Murphy and Abby Katz.
In the mayor's race, Natchez and Rosenblum differ the most in their approaches to dealing with wildlife.
Rosenblum has advocated hiring sharpshooters to help curb the deer population in Mamaroneck, and previously proposed a similar crackdown on wayward geese.
In a press statement on Tuesday, Natchez said: "It is important that we consider all perspectives and that by the end of the process all sides have confidence that they have had a full and fair hearing regarding wildlife. . . . I do not support introducing guns and hunters into our dense suburban neighborhoods in order to control deer populations."
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