Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Saugerties Town Board.
Mike Ivino, 25, is a commissioner of the Centerville-Cedar Grove Fire District and general manager of J&J Treeworks, grew up in Saugerties and said that he intends to retire here. His aim in public office, he said, is to keep Saugerties affordable.
Nicole Roskos, 46, has been an area resident for the past 17 years with a doctorate in environmental studies, a knack for painting landscapes and co-ownership of the cheekily-named “Two Hoes Gardening” company. She said that she was driven to local government to start a movement for an environmentally healthier Saugerties after canvassing for now-congressman Antonio Delgado in the last election cycle.
Leeanne Thornton, 71, is deputy town supervisor and liaison to 10 committees, including the town’s comprehensive planning committee, the Saugerties Transportation Advisory Committee the Boys and Girls Club (whose events she tirelessly promotes at town board meetings), the newfound Saugerties Arts Commission, TV 23 and the Lifespring adult learning program. She is also president of the Esopus Creek Conservancy.
Who are your picks for Saugerties Town Board? (Pick two)
- Mike Ivino (37%, 266 Votes)
- Leeanne Thornton (35%, 247 Votes)
- Nicole Roskos (28%, 197 Votes)
Total Voters: 464
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