Three candidates have filed to run for two Board of Education seats on May 15

By today’s 5 p.m. deadline, three candidates have filed to run for two open Board of Education seats up for election at the May 15 community vote.

The candidates are David Massaro, Gary Normington and Hal Talbot. Read more about each candidate below.

The PTA Council is sponsoring a Meet the BOE Candidates forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Middle School. The forum will be held after the formal public hearing on the 2018-19 school budget proposal.

The candidates, who had to collect 22 valid signatures, are:

      • GARY T. NORMINGTON, OF 12 SANDERS AVENUE, IS SEEKING A SIXTH TERM ON THE BOARD.

      BOE candidate Gary NormingtonHe is a sales representative for Community Computer Services of Auburn, a medical software company.

      He served as the vice president of the Board of Education from 2008 to 2010.

    Normington holds an associate’s degree in computer programming and marketing from Spencer Business Institute.

    He and his wife, Karen, have three sons: Morgan, a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh; Nicholas, who is employed; and Colin, in grade 11.

    A 25-year community member, Normington is active in the Concern for the Hungry Thanksgiving Food Drive. He has received awards for BOE service from the NYS School Boards Association.

    • HAL M. TALBOT OF 497 CHURCH ROAD IS SEEKING A FIRST TERM ON THE BOARD.

    BOE candidate Hal TalbotHe is the general sales manager at Foggs Automotive in Burnt Hills. He is a 1989 graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. He studied  education and business from SUNY Albany.

    He and his wife, Jodi, have two children: Dylan, a grade 9 student at the high school, and Austin, a grade 5 student at Glendaal.

    He is a member of the Executive Board for Junior Tartan Football and a Junior Tartan Head Coach. He is an advocate for Things of My Very Own.

    He is a 40-year community member.

    • DAVID M. MASSARO of 29 MARION BOULEVARD IS SEEKING A FIRST TERM ON THE BOARD.

    BOE candidate David MassaroHe is an EMS captain with the Schenectady City Fire Department. He is the EMS Coordinator and conducts day-to-day operations. He is a liaison between the fire department and state Department of Health. He is active in several committees.

    He and his wife, Sherry, have two children: Ayla, a grade 6 student at the middle school, and Jacob, a grade 4 student at Sacandaga.

    He is a 1994 graduate of Niskayuna High School. He holds an AAS in emergency medicine from HVCC and an AAS in fire protection technology and emergency management, both from SCCC.

    He is active in Scotia-Glenville Little League, Highland Soccer, Scotia-Glenville Youth Tartan Basketball, Scotia-Glenville Youth LaCrosse and Sacandaga Cub Scout Pack 3062.

    He received the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award in 2016 and the Schenectady County Liberty Mutual Firemark Award in 2009.