Roosevelt Island Westview Task Force Holding Board Election Today And Tomorrow - Candidate Points Out Possible Election Irregularities
The Westview Task Force Board elections are taking place today and tomorrow. Westview resident and Board Candidate Susan Marcus reports on what happened today while voting:
I have just voted in the Westview Task Force election. I am also a candidate. I was appalled to see that incumbents on the Task Force who were running for re-election were sitting at the ballot table or nearby. A civic-minded resident of Rivercross was helping with the election. She immediately pointed out the irregularity of candidates sitting in the election room. It seems like on Friday, February 22, 2013 none of these Task Force members spoke English. Her objections, my objections and those of some other Westview tenants were soundly ignored. It is my understanding that Rivercross and Island House would not permit this at their election. What is wrong with Westview?The new Board will represent the Westview residents in privatization negotiations and other matters. More on Westview privatization process from previous post.
UPDATE 2/24 - According to a Westview resident:
Following are the results of the election of WvTF Board members held on February 22-23 2013.
Out of 14 candidates, only 13 will be elected to provide a tie breaker in voting. Therefore 13 nominees with highest votes received will serve on the Board till next election. There were 87 votes casted and the final count is:
1. Johan Marfey 60 votes
2. Gene Teytelman 55 votes
3. Steven Kleinberg 55 votes
4. Tad Sudol 53 votes
5. Opher Pail 50 votes
6. Ivens Stanton 48 votes
7. Rosemary Musumba 47 votes
8. Slavica Plecas-Gak 47 votes
9. Michael Sinelnikov 46 votes
10. Eugene Torres 42 votes
11. Susan Marcus 41 votes
12. Thomas Hastings 39 votes
13. Paul Lenner 37 votes
14. Sherrie Helstein 26 votes
Thank you all who made their voice count and participated in the 2013 Election !!!