Lake Placid village vote is Tuesday
Two candidates set to take open seats on village Board of Trustees
LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid voters will cast ballots in an election to fill two village board vacancies Tuesday.
Two candidates are running for two open seats on the Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees. There are no other village positions or propositions on the ballot.
Current Trustee Katie Brennan is seeking a full four-year term on the independent Lake Placid Together party line. She was appointed to the village board this past November to finish the remainder of former Trustee Jason Leon’s term after he resigned from the village board this past October. Leon was elected to the North Elba Town Council in November 2021.
Andrew Quinn is running for the second open seat on the independent Integrity Party line. A Keene Valley native, Quinn served on the Keene Town Council in the 1990s before moving to Lake Placid in 2001.
Brennan and Quinn, if elected, would fill the trustee positions left vacant by current board member Peter Holderied and former Trustee Leon. Leon and Holderied weren’t eligible for reelection to the village board this year because they each served as a trustee for three consecutive terms — that’s the village’s term limit.
While Brennan and Quinn will be the only two official candidates on the ballot, voters will also have the option to write-in candidates.
Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor meeting room of the North Elba Town Hall, 2693 Main St., Lake Placid.
About the candidates
Brennan works remotely for MVP Health Care. Originally from Lake Placid, Brennan traveled to London for graduate school and spent 17 years in the United Kingdom before returning here with her family in August 2021. She’d spent some time before joining the board volunteering with the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission, and she’s continued to work with the development commission during her time on the village board.
Brennan said in February that she wants to use her background as an economist to analyze village issues such as short-term vacation rentals and upgrades to the local water plant and electric infrastructure, using available data and evidence to build strategies for solutions.
Quinn is a 20-year Lake Placid resident. He owned the former Desperados Restaurant on Saranac Avenue for 26 years, and he’s served as an Essex County commissioner of jurors since 2017.
Quinn has an associate degree in forestry from Paul Smith’s College and a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Plattsburgh. He was a member of the Keene Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. Quinn said he coached youth baseball and soccer in Lake Placid.
As a village trustee, Quinn said he’d want to keep village taxes down and improve the village’s water, electric and fiber optic infrastructure. He also said he’d help support the community’s youth and elderly populations. Quinn said he doesn’t have specific goals for tackling those issues yet; he said he’d want to get acquainted with the issues as a trustee first.