Four To Vie For Two Trustee Seats In Tuckahoe

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Incumbent Trustees Greg Luisi and Tom Giordano will be challenged for their positions by Seth Schultz and Andrew Witiker. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – There will be a pair of Democratic candidates vying to become members of the Republican-heavy Tuckahoe Board of Trustees in the March 19 election.

Incumbent Deputy Mayor Tom Giordano and Trustee Greg Luisi, both Republicans, will be challenged for trustee positions by Democratic challengers Seth Schultz and Andrew Watiker.

Incumbent Mayor Steve Ecklond will be running unopposed.

Schultz, 35, is the director of research at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he works with mayors from cities around the world to encourage sustainable action on climate change. He has lived in Tuckahoe for a decade and recently led a group of 1,000 volunteers to help residents in the Rockaways recover following Hurricane Sandy.

Watiker, 25, is a recent graduate from Oberlin College. While in college, he served on the Student Senate and established the position of city liaison, which consisted of a student senator attending Oberlin City Council meetings to make sure there is a continuous dialogue between students and officials, according to his website.

Luisi, 59, has lived in the village for nearly three decades and is a sergeant with the Westchester County Department of Corrections. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees since his election in 2011.

Giordano, 43, was sworn in as a trustee in 2010. He spent two years on the village Zoning Board of Appeals, serving as the chairman for three months before being appointed to the board of trustees following Luigi Marcoccia’s departure to the same position in Eastchester.

All Tuckahoe residents can cast their vote at Village Hall on March 19. The deadline to register is March 8.

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