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School Board Election Candidates

Three people, including two incumbents, are running unopposed in Tuesday's election.

There are three candidates running for three positions in this year's Syosset school board elections, two of which are incumbents. Each term last three years, and all candidates are running unopposed.

Voting takes place Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at

Dr. Michael Cohen - Cohen has four children attending schools in the district and is seeking re-election to his third term on the school board.

April M. Neuendorf, Vice President - Neuendorf, 50, is a Woodbury resident and is also seeking re-election to her third term. 

Laura Schlesinger - Schlesinger, 46, is the only newcomer. Schlesinger, a Syosset resident, is Co-President on the chair. 

*Neuendorf declined a request for an interview; Cohen and Schlesinger could not be reached.

ed adrion May 16, 2011 at 04:42 PM
I will vote NO on the budget and abstain on voting for candidates that do not represent my views.
Howie May 16, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Same here, Ed. Is this one of the riveting articles we were staying tuned for? Its election eve. So far all we have gotten is Hankin's propaganda reiterated to us through the Patch articles. Are we going to get any effort to question her about the information contradicting her at all? Its pretty late in the game.
Christopher DiFilippo May 17, 2011 at 08:55 PM
Hi A major reason why no new candidates are running is because the school board does not make it known the rules on having new members run. I plan to meet with the school board and Suptd and obtain a copy of the rules and regualtions that the BOE of NYS states must be made available to a resident that requests such information.
JR May 14, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Great reporting, Patch. Oh, by the way, there actually are opposition candidates. Who knew? Not your local news website. Here's a freebie: http://joshlafazan.org/

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