Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Party Chairman Thomas J. Grech at 917.865.2699

Deputy Mayor Keith Corbett Leads Ticket for Malverne Elections

The Independent Party of Malverne announced that their slate for the 2019 Malverne Village Elections will be led by Deputy Mayor Keith Corbett, to replace outgoing Mayor Patti McDonald.

“During his years on the Board, Keith has developed valuable knowledge and experience,” said Mayor McDonald. “It’s important they continue the fine balance between providing the services residents demand with the fiscal controls to keep Malverne strong for the future.” She added, “Keith, Lauren, Tim and Judge Frankie have my strongest endorsement.”

Keith Corbett is a strong, experienced leader who has directed every major department of Malverne Village Government. His legal expertise in municipal policy and governmental finance will continue to benefit the residents of Malverne. “We have reduced budgets for every Village department I’ve directed without cutting services,” he said. “We must preserve our wonderful traditions while updating village government to meet the demands of a modern society.” 

Trustee Lauren Touchard grew up in the Westwood section where her interest in Malverne government was inspired by her father’s involved in several mayoral campaigns.

Lauren has served as a Malverne Village Prosecutor and is currently Board Liaison to the Celebrations and the Tree and Beautification Committees and is a strong supporter of Crossroads Farm and all of our village businesses. As Youth Board Liaison, she said, “We are working hard to expand the program with new and exciting events for all the children and families of Malverne.”

Trustee Candidate Tim Sullivan hails from a long line of Malvernites, and has a long record of community service in Malverne including his seven-year-old initiative to encourage veteran appreciation through an annual Veterans Day Celebration. He also works with Crossroads Farm on capital preservation and improvement projects. “I am committed to preserving our rich Village history, celebrating our valued faiths, and increasing recognition and appreciation of our veterans.”

Village Justice Jim Frankie, who is running for reelection, has served Village residents for more than 30 years as Village Justice, Village Attorney, Village Prosecutor, and as a volunteer on the Malverne Code Review and on Cable Television Committees. Judge Frankie said, “Streamlining the Village Court and obtaining grants to modernize, provides a Village justice system where people are heard fairly and with respect.”

Malverne Village Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Malverne Fire Department on Broadway. More information is available at:

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