Three Vying for Two Spots

Ballots are set for the June 20 Sag Harbor Village Board election, with three seats open, the mayor’s and two board members’. Nominations were due on Tuesday.

Mayor Sandra Schroeder is unopposed in seeking re-election, but there are three candidates for the two open seats on the board.

Ken O’Donnell, an incumbent, and Thomas Gardella, a first-time candidate, are running with Mayor Schroeder on the Residents Party line. H. Aidan Corish is running under the Sag Harbor United banner. Ed Deyermond, a longtime member of the board, is not seeking re-election.

Mr. Corish is a newcomer to village politics. Originally from Ireland, he has lived in Sag Harbor for 22 years. He founded Tangram, a brand design firm, in 1986.

Mr. Gardella just finished two years as chief of the Sag Harbor Fire Department. At his last meeting with the mayor before he stepped down, he said, she asked if he would be interested in running with her and Mr. O’Donnell. All he needed was 24 hours to decide, he said, adding that he would like to represent the volunteer firefighters and ensure they get the support they need.

A plumber by trade, he owns T. Gardella Plumbing. He has lived in Sag Harbor Village for over 30 years.

Mr. O’Donnell, a businessman who owns La Superica, is seeking his third term on the board, and Mayor Schroeder  is seeking her second term. All the board positions carry two-year terms.