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Election Results: Cary Glickstein - 3,180 | Tom Carney - 2,926

On Nov. 12, voters will elect a mayor and one commissioner for two-year terms. Commissioner Adam Frankel was automatically re-elected when his opponent dropped out of the race.

Tom Carney

Personal: 59, married, two children, college and law degrees.

Professional: Attorney, co-founder of Carney Bank, former tax counsel for U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

Political experience: Served on Community Redevelopment Agency. City commissioner since 2011, mayor since January.

Position on issues: Wants a state law to regulate transient housing after he drafted a city transient housing law last year. Encouraged the commission to sign a beach renourishment contract last November. Says the commission must manage development so it doesn’t jeopardize the city’s character. Pledges to deliver services more efficiently to save money. Opposes no-bid contracts. Wants economic development on Congress Avenue, Federal Highway and West Atlantic Avenue.

Quote:  “I bring the experience to help manage our growth, address important neighborhood issues and continue the quality of life that residents expect in our wonderful Village by the Sea.”

Cary Glickstein
53, divorced, three children, college and law degrees.

Professional: Attorney and homebuilder. 

Political experience: No elective office. Served on Planning and Zoning Board.

Position on issues: Says the city is suffering a leadership deficit. Promises to restore open and honest government and to oppose no-bid garbage contracts and giveaways to “buddies” that cost millions of tax dollars. Pledges to fight for sustainable solutions that preserve the city’s character and quality of life, including fundamental changes to public safety and the threat posed by transient housing. Wants to improve schools to help drive the economy.

Quote: “I am running because I am deeply concerned about our town’s direction. We are at a pivotal crossroad and we can do much better.” 

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