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First Responders Win Seats on Elmsford Board

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – A pair of emergency responders have eased their way onto the Elmsford Village Board.

Hartsdale Fire Chief Edward Rush and firefighter and paramedic Raymond Cordi both won uncontested races Tuesday to secure two-year terms on the Elmsford Board of Trustees.

Rush gathered 76 votes while Cordi secured 70, with 81 Elmsford residents voting in total, according to unofficial results from the Westchester Board of Elections.

For Rush, a Democratic candidate, this will be his fifth term on the board.  Cordi will serve his first term on the board, taking the seat of Deputy Mayor William Zimkin, who opted not to seek a second term.

Cordi, who ran on the Pride of Elmsford party line, grew up in the Bronx.  He is a 13-year member of the Live Oak Engine Company and chief paramedic for the Stat Ground team with Empress Ambulance at Westchester Medical Center.

Both candidates have said they plan on closely monitoring development in the village, with Cordi particularly interested in filling empty storefronts. They said they are also concerned about the impact the new Tappan Zee Bridge could have on Elmsford.

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