YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Two political newcomers and Supervisor Ilan Gilbert will attempt to give Democrats an even-stronger hold on the Town Board this November.
Gilbert, a Yorktown Heights resident and former town justice, was elected in November 2017, when he, Alice Roker and Vishnu Patel swept local elections, giving Democrats a 3-2 advantage on the board.
The board’s two Republicans, Ed Lachterman and Tom Diana, will be challenged in their re-election bids this year by Sheralyn Goodman and Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg, the Yorktown Democratic Committee announced in a press release.
Goodman, a Yorktown Heights resident, is deputy commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Probation. A lawyer, she spent more than 20 years with the Legal Aid Society of Westchester, where she focused on helping the opiate-dependent and their families.
Sullivan-Rothberg is a Yorktown Heights resident who has worked in video production. She currently works with a documentary film company.
Rounding out the ticket is Town Clerk Diana Quast, who won election four years ago. She succeeded Roker in the clerk’s office, where she served as her deputy for more than 12 years. The town clerk’s race will be a rematch from 2015, when Quast defeated Mary Capoccia by 30 votes.
In two contests for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, the Yorktown Democratic Committee has endorsed Yorktown Heights resident Vedat Gashi in the District 4 race and Peekskill Councilman Colin Smith in District 1. Retirements by long-time legislators Mike Kaplowitz and John Testa, after a collective 32 years in White Plains, left the two seats up for grabs.