KENNEDY ELECTED MAYOR FOR FOURTH TIME; LIEBERMAN AND EPSTEIN TRUSTEES IN UNCONTESTED SEA CLIFF VILLAGE BOARD ELECTION
March 19, 2015 -- Bruce Kennedy was re-elected to a fourth two-year term as Sea Cliff Mayor in the Village Board election on Wednesday, while incumbent Ed Lieberman and Zoning Board Chair Dina Epstein were each elected as Trustees. Trustee Lieberman was first elected in 2013, while Ms. Epstein will be new to the board. Despite it being an uncontested election, nearly 170 residents turned out to cast votes. At 9 pm, a crowd of about 20 residents gathered at the DPW building on Altamont Avenue to eagerly await the outcome as the polls closed. The vote totals for each were - Trustee Lieberman, 162; Trustee-elect Epstein, 156, and Mayor Kennedy 155.
"I would like to thank the voters of Sea Cliff. I look forward to serving as Trustee alongside our talented and effective Mayor and Trustees," said Ms. Epstein, "They have proposed an ambitious agenda and I am happy to join forces with them to pursue those ideas. We share the common goal of ensuring the best quality of life in Sea Cliff with the least burden on taxpayers."
Trustee Lieberman said, "I want to thank the Civic Progress Party and residents of Sea Cliff for their support and confidence in me and look forward to working with Mayor Kennedy, and Trustees Dina Epstien, Elena Villafane, and Kevin McGilloway for the benefit of our great Village."
"It is an incredible honor to have been elected to serve a fourth term as Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff," Mayor Kennedy said. "What was true when I first was elected in 2009 is still true today - the public wants their leaders to get things done. They want more independence, and less partisanship, and a government that is free of the special interests.
"We have made incredible strides in the past 6-years but there is still progress to be made. I look forward to my continued work with re-elected Trustee Lieberman and to work together with our freshman Trustee Dina Epstein. The loss of Trustee Carol Vogt will leave a void and she will be missed tremendously, but we are committed to march on. The voters have spoken, and now, it’s up to us to deliver. Can we do it? I personally guarantee it. I would like to thank all our residents for their vote of confidence."
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