POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Republicans and Democrats in Pound Ridge are jostling for Town Board seats this election season. The outcome of the races, which will be decided on Tuesday, will determine which group has a majority on the board.
The Republican ticket includes incumbent Supervisor Dick Lyman; council seat challengers Jody Sullivan and David Dow; and Town Justice challenger Hilary Kao. Town Clerk Joanne Pace, who is on the Republican ticket, is running unopposed.
The Democratic ticket includes sitting Councilman Dan Paschkes as the supervisor candidate; incumbent Councilwomen Ali Boak and Sherene De Palma; and incumbent Town Justice Regina Kelly.
Democrats have held a 3-2 majority among the Town Board's five elected seats, a figure they first attained when De Palma joined the board following a narrow victory in a special election last year. In that race, De Palma defeated Dow by just 11 votes.
Deputy Supervisor Jon Powers, who sits in on board meetings, is appointed by Lyman and only votes as an alternate in the supervisor's place.
The slates' candidates will also appear on several minor-party lines.
Each of the Democratic candidates will also be on the Independence line and, except for Kelly, on the Women's Equality Party Line. Each of the Republican candidates will also appear on the Conservative and Reform Party lines.