It was a joyful night at the Mamaroneck Elks Lodge as incumbent Mayor Norm Rosenblum unofficially announced his re-election as mayor of the village.
Both Rosenblum and his running mate, incumbent Louis Santoro who was running for the village board seat, were in the lead by 56 percent over their opponents, with 14 of 15 districts reporting results as of 1 a.m. Both candidates ran on the Republican, Independent and Conservative party lines.
“I was surprised at the strength that we got in areas that were Democratic,” said Rosenblum, continuing, “This is a confirmation of our policies—the voters of Mamaroneck don’t appreciate backroom politics.”
“We will push what’s good for the taxpayers—you have to have people that can afford to live here,” he said.
Rosenblum also pointed to events like Mamaroneck Shares, Harbor Fest and Spooktacular that attracted thousands of visitors to the village to patronize local restaurants and businesses. He has also advocated several revenue-generating projects for the village including a restaurant in Harbor Island and a parking garage.
“We support every aspect of this village,” he said.
Santoro has served the village as a trustee and deputy mayor and is a 35-year member of the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department and President of the Civil Service Union.
Although he’s not surprised by the election results, “I was apprehensive at first.”
“We’re going to continue what we’re doing—working on flooding issues, taxes and volunteers getting involved,” he said.