Uncontested Races In Quogue, West Hampton Dunes


Quogue and West Hampton Dunes villages will hold their respective elections on Friday, June 21, and, barring any successful write-in campaigns, all four incumbents will retain their seats.

Quogue Trustees Randy Cardo and Ted Necarsulmer, and West Hampton Dunes Trustees Gary Trimarchi and Renee Brown are all running unopposed.

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Quogue firehouse, off Jessup Lane. Polls will be open at the same time in West Hampton Dunes, though voting will take place at 906 Dune Road.

Mr. Cardo, who has served as deputy mayor, is seeking his tenth two-year term on the five-member board. He is a third-generation village resident, and formerly served on the Quogue School and Planning boards. He owns Cardo Site Development, a construction company in the village, and is an active member of the fire department.

Mr. Cardo could not be reached for comment.

Mr. Necarsulmer is seeking his second full term in office. Mayor Peter Sartorius appointed him to fill an open trustee seat in 2009 and, in 2010, he was reelected to complete that term. The next year he ran successfully for his first full term on the board.

A retired Wall Street executive, Mr. Necarsulmer has been a resident of Quogue since 1983, and he is also an active member of the fire department. He said he expects the condition of the beaches, as well as the proposed elevation of Dune Road, to be two prominent issues in the next term.

Quogue trustees are paid a stipend of $2,500 per annum, and eligible to receive medical and dental benefits.

Mr. Trimarchi is running for his third four-year term on the five-member board in West Hampton Dunes. He moved to the village in the early 1990s, just after a storm created a breach in the barrier island.

Mr. Trimarchi is the president and chief operating officer of the Riese Organization, a New York City restaurant management company. In the next term, he said, he hopes the trustees will be successful in passing a transfer tax on the sale of homes in the village. The additional revenue, he said, would be allocated to replenishing the beaches.

“We’d like to do something to protect future generations—my children, other people’s children and new people who move into the village,” he said.

Ms. Brown is running for her first full term. Mayor Gary Vegliante appointed her in 2011 to fill the seat once occupied by her late husband, Charles Brown. She was elected to finish out that term in 2012.

Mr. Brown was instrumental in the incorporation of the village after his family bought a home there in 1990, Ms. Brown said. Village involvement is a family tradition, she explained, and if reelected, she hopes to “continue to provide for the people in the village, this idyllic, safe, wonderful family environment.”

“We just work really hard to make it a great family environment, and to keep it the way it is,” she said.

West Hampton Dunes trustees earn a stipend of $3,000 a year and do not receive benefits.

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