CANTON – Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Canton Village Board of Trustees.
Democrats Carol Pynchon and Brooke James Rouse and Republicans Nick Kocher and incumbent Michael Dalton are vying for the openings.
Joseph Frank a village trustee, whose term is expiring, will not be on the ballot.
In a recent statement, Pynchon offered thanks for the Democratic Party nomination and shared information about her herself.
“I am honored to have been nominated to run for Trustee of the Canton Village Board. I have been active in the community for many years, and the time feels right to roll up my sleeves and really dig into the work of ensuring that Canton remains a great place to work and live,” she said.
Pynchon and her husband to Canton in 1992 and raised their children Drew, David, and Lindy here.
All three graduated from Canton Central School, where Pynchon said she was active in parents groups and served on shared decision-making committees.
According to her release Pynchon also served on the Village Economic Development Steering Committee, and was a founding co-chair of Canton’s Remington Arts Festival.
Pynchon said she served on Canton Chamber of Commerce board for four years and is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and on the Board of Directors of GardenShare.
She currently serves as the communications director at TAUNY.
“I am committed to doing all I can to ensure Canton’s economic stability and vitality, and to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life we enjoy here. I believe we must carefully examine services shared with the Town and explore economic development opportunities in the Village, and I am eager to explore the possibilities and plans for waterfront revitalization. I also want to hear your ideas and concerns for Canton's future,” she said.
Elections will take place Nov. 5.
A mayoral race will also be decided in Canton where challenger Mary Ann Ashley hopes to unseat the incumbent Mayor David Curry.