New Mayor, Two Trustees Elected in Village of Croton

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Croton Mayor Leo Wiegman and trustees Andrew Levitt and Maria Slippen were ousted from office last week by a so-called Croton United slate led by former Mayor Greg Schmidt.

Schmidt, who served four years in the mayoral seat before losing to Wiegman six years ago, got his revenge on Election Day, receiving 1,200 votes (56%) to 939 for Wiegman (44%). Schmidt only ran on the Croton United Party line, while Wiegman appeared on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines.

In addition to his four years experience as mayor, Schmidt, a chiropractor, was a trustee in Croton for years.

“I’m running because I have the experience and dedication,” Schmidt said during the campaign. “I’m concerned about the issues facing Croton.”

Meanwhile, in the race for two seats on the Village Board, Schmidt’s Croton United running mates, Kenneth Walsh and Robert Anderson, were also victorious, receiving 1,206 and 1,144 votes respectively to defeat Slippen and Levitt, who received 994 and 939 votes.

Walsh is an operations management professional who coaches Little League and CYO basketball, while Anderson is a former elementary school and BOCES special needs teacher,

The mayor in Croton is paid $5,000 annually, while trustees receive $3,000 per year.

 

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