Art Devlin elected Lake Placid mayor
Devlin's party-mates Marc Galvin, Jackie Kelly chosen as trustees
LAKE PLACID — Art Devlin is this village’s new mayor.
Lake Placid voters chose Devlin, a local motel owner and longtime village trustee who ran on the Republican and Teamwork party lines, as the village’s new mayor on Tuesday. Newcomers Marc Galvin and Jacquelyn “Jackie” Kelly, who ran on the same Teamwork party line alongside Devlin, were chosen to fill two seats on the village Board of Trustees. That means incumbent Trustee Scott Monroe lost his seat.
Devlin owns Art Devlin’s Olympic Motor Inn, a Lake Placid motel named for his father, an Olympic ski jumper. He has been a trustee for the past 12 years, eight of those as deputy mayor. He ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism, keeping infrastructure up to date, making the village government more transparent and mitigating the village’s affordable housing crisis and population loss.
Devlin ran against former Mayor Jamie Rogers to succeed longtime mayor Craig Randall, who is term-limited and retiring this year. Devlin won with 342 votes to Rogers’ 222 votes.
Galvin and Kelly won with 327 votes and 287 votes, respectively. Monroe, who garnered 253 votes, lost his seat by 34 votes. Newcomer Colin Hayes, who ran on a platform of being a voice for young people on the board, received the fewest votes at 131.
Altogether, 570 — or about 36% — of Lake Placid’s 1,555 registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Of those, 211 votes were by absentee ballot.