Elections for trustee and village justice in Atlantic Beach, and Lawrence trustee are uncontested this year, but no less important as the trustees are to receive two-year terms and the village justice is a four-year term. Voting takes place on June 15.
Michael Meyerson, a partner in the Brooklyn-based Bisogno & Meyerson LLP, is a personal injury attorney who has served as the Atlantic Beach village justice since 2013. This would be his third four-year term.
Meyerson earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the of the New York State & District of Columbia Bar Associations, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association; the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. As of press time, he did not return a call for comment.
In December, Patricia Beaumont was appointed to replace Danae Muddiman on the Atlantic Beach board.
With his election for this term, Trustee Andrew Rubin, a certified public accountant, would surpass 20 years on the Atlantic Beach board. He has lived in the village for 35 years. Rubin also served as Atlantic Beach treasurer 1987 to 1990. He has been a partner with Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. since 1987, and is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s construction group.
Trustee Michael Fragin, who also serves as deputy mayor, and Trustee Jeff Landy are running unopposed for re-election and election, respectively in Lawrence village. Fragin’s term is two years, while Landy will be completing the two-year term of former board member Daniel Goldtsein, who resigned last year. Landy was appointed in his place.
Fragin, a trustee since 2008, said he has served that long because he thinks helping the community is important. “In a lot of ways a village officials can be a positive force for change,” he said. “Every cycle things change and new challenges come about. “
For the next two years, Fragin said that public safety is a priority ranging from petty crime to larger issues such as anti-Semitism, and he will aim to maintain the quality of life Lawrence residents have invested in to make it “a premier place to live.” He highlighted the village investing in renovating Zion Park and modernizing the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club.
“We’ve had a tremendous amount of success with this board and moving forward there are a number of projects and I want to see that to fruition,” Landy said on why he is running for election. He pointed to the renovation of Zion Park and improving the country club as two of those projects.
Voting in Atlantic Beach takes place on Tuesday, June 15 at Village Hall, 65 The Plaza from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lawrence residents can vote at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club, 101 Causeway in Lawrence on June 15, also from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.