TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- Tuckahoe Village Board member Steve Quigley announced Thursday that he will seek re-election to his seat on the board.
Quigley, an attorney, is the lone Democrat on the five member board. He was three years ago and was elected a year later. "I have learned so much about how a municipality runs," Quigley said. "And I find the process fascinating."
Quigley said he takes his job as a village trustee very seriously. "We have a great responsibility because the things we do affect the lives of residents in the village," he said.
Tuckahoe Democratic Committee Chair Chris DeGeorgio gave high marks to Quigley calling him a great asset and a leader. "His legal background has provided great insight to the board," DeGeorgio said.
DeGeorgio said that he expects Quigley to win the support of the Democratic Committee who will hold a nominating caucus sometime in January. "We have not set the date of the caucus as of yet, but we are optimistic that we will have a second candidate on the Democratic ticket for a seat on the Tuckahoe Village Board ," DeGeorgio said.
In village elections, anyone who is a registered party member can attend the caucus and seek a nomination. If the person is nominated and seconded, and then wins the most votes, they will be considered the party nominee. Challengers are able to present a signed petition if they wish to force a primary.
As the only Democrat on the current board, De Georgio said that Quigley provides an articulate voice which promotes discussion on the issues. Quigley said that the next challenge before the Tuckahoe Village Board will be the budget process, expected to get underway shortly.
"All of the board members will work hard to find a balance of essential services and keeping taxes below the 2 percent state mandate," Quigley said. "We have a lot of work ahead of us."
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