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Mt. Kisco Justice, Trustees Take Oath Of Office

Mayor Michael Cindrich swears in newly elected Village trustee Karen Schleimer Sunday. Photo Credit: Liz Button
Justice John Donohue swore in fellow returning Justice Mark Farrell. Photo Credit: Liz Button
Farrell swore in re-elected Trustee Jean Farber, shown here with her husband Irving holding the Bible. Photo Credit: Liz Button

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Re-elected Trustee Jean Farber, new Trustee Karen B. Schleimer and re-elected Village Justice Mark Farrell took the oath of office Sunday at a ceremony held at Mount Kisco Village Hall.

Schleimer, a Mount Kisco attorney, was sworn in for her first term, taking the seat vacated by Trustee Joseph Morreale (D). This year's trustee race was uncontested, as was the race for village justice. After this November, the board of trustees remains fully Democratic for another election cycle.

Fellow Village Justice John Donohue administered the oath to Farrell, while Mayor Michael Cindrich swore in the newest Trustee Karen Schleimer. Farrell then administered the oath to Trustee Farber for her second term.

In addition to Cindrich, Donohue and exiting Morreale, along with current Trustees Anthony Markus and Deputy Mayor George Griffin, were also present.  Former Mount Kisco Trustee Peter Grunthal, Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority leader Peter Harckham (D-Katonah), Village Attorney Whitney Singleton and newly elected State Assembly member for the 93rd district David Buchwald (D-White Plains) were also in attendance.

Farber, 64, an associate real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence, has lived in Mount Kisco with her husband, Irving, for six years and in Northern Westchester for 27. She has a son, Brian, and a daughter, Lauren.

Farber has also held elected positions as a New York State Democratic committee member for the 93rd District and as the vice president of Glassbury Court board of directors. He participates in the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Kisco Historical Society.

Schleimer, 64, has lived in Mount Kisco since 1978 and has one daughter. She is involved in numerous civic organizations and boards such as the New York State Brain Injury Association, the League of Women Voters, the Mount Kisco Library Foundation, the Mount Kisco Planning Board, the Mount Kisco Zoning Board of Appeals, the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, Livable Communities and various other village committees.

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