POUND RIDGE, N.Y. When Pound Ridge voters go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, they will discover two things theyve probably never seen before. First, theyll be voting with the new optical scanner voting machines and, secondly, all of the candidates on the ballot are running unopposed.
Without any opposition, Republican incumbent Gary Warshauer will be elected to his fifth two-year term as supervisor. Additionally, two town board positions are up for re-election. Incumbent Richard Lyman, a Republican, is guaranteed a third term as councilman. However, Councilman Paul McConville, another Republican, has declined to seek re-election. He will be replaced by newcomer Ali Boak, a Democrat. Town Clerk Joanne Pace is also running unopposed for a second term and Town Justice Regina Kelly will be re-elected as well.
Pace noted that it is unusual for an entire slate of candidates to be unopposed, but said it means that the Republicans and Democrats in Pound Ridge are able to work together without partisan bickering.
This time it was mutually agreed upon by the parties to run unopposed, Pace said. This is a small town and we try to work together. We are not very political. Instead, we try to look for the candidate who is most qualified.
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