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Jerry’s Team Is Re-Elected

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 18:33
The newly re-elected East Hampton Village Board members, Chris Minardi, left, and Sandra Melendez, celebrated at a party at Serafina on Tuesday night.
Jean Hodgen

There were no surprises in the East Hampton Village election on Tuesday. Mayor Jerry Larsen, Chris Minardi, the deputy mayor, and Sandra Melendez, another village trustee, all ran unopposed and were re-elected to four-year terms.

With around 1,200 voters registered in the village, 415 came out to vote. Eighty-four percent, or 348, of the ballots cast were absentee and 13 ballots, not included in the total, were voided or ruled invalid.

Several votes were counted for write-in candidates; however, none received a substantial total. Mayor Larsen and Deputy Mayor Minardi received 392 votes each, and Ms. Melendez received 380.

Mayor Larsen is hitting the ground running, already looking ahead to what he wants to accomplish in this new term including establishing a village justice court, continuing work to complete a new sewer system, and completing the village’s new comprehensive plan.

“We’ve secured funding, put a committee together, and chosen a company to help us with it [the comprehensive plan],” Mayor Larsen said by phone Wednesday morning. “We plan to get it done in the next two years.”

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