Special election set to fill vacant Yorktown town board seat

Tom Diana died suddenly less than a week after being sworn in following the 2023 election.

Jonathan Gordon

May 29, 2024, 12:12 AM

Updated 16 days ago

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The Town of Yorktown will hold its second special election of the year later this summer. Voters will go to the polls on July 23 to fill the town council seat vacated when Ed Lachterman was elected as town supervisor in April.
Town board members said they prefer the special election in the summer instead of during the presidential election in November so Yorktown residents can focus on the local issues.
Former Town Supervisor Tom Diana's widow, Donna Diana, is running as the Republican. Former Town Supervisor Susan Siegel is running as the Democrat.
Tom Diana was appointed supervisor in 2023 after Matt Slater was elected to the New York State Assembly. Diana died suddenly less than a week after being sworn in following the 2023 election. Donna Diana has never run for office but was frequently involved in town affairs as the wife of an elected official.
Siegel served as town supervisor between 2010 and 2011. She is a vocal activist on many town issues and hopes to bring a new perspective to the town board.
The winner will serve the last 3 ½ years of Lachterman's remaining term.


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