Babylon Village residents will head to the polls on March 19, but the names they see will look very familiar as two village board trustees and the village justice run unopposed.
Deputy Mayor Kevin Muldowney, Trustee Carol Amelia and Village Justice John Rafter are all up for re-election for new four year terms on March 19 for their respective positions.
All three village officials are members of the Better Babylon Party, a party whose mission statement notes its candidates come from varying political views but have a goal of making Babylon Village a better place to live.
Muldowney, a village resident for forty years, has been a member of the Village Board for 24 years and is currently completing his sixth term in office. As a trustee and current Deputy Mayor, Muldowney chairs the Docks Committee, serves as Technology Coordinator and oversees the operation of the Village Golf Course. Muldowney has also served as president of the Babylon Booster Club, which helps promote Babylon athletics.
Amelia, a village resident for ten years, is a recent addition to the village board, having replaced Trustee Alice Vanderveldt in late November 2012. Amelia is a retired New York City Police officer and an educator for Parents for Megan's Law. She has worked with the Babylon Breast Cancel Coalition for 14 years and serves as treasurer of the Babylon Junior-Senior High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association.
Judge Rafter, a village resident for over 30 years, was appointed Village Justice in April 2000 and previously served as the associate village justice. He is a founding member of his own firm in New York City, Rafter and Associates PLLC and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Village Elections will take place on March 19th from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Polling locations can be found on the Babylon Village website.