Two incumbent Board of Education members are unopposed for re-election

Two candidates – incumbent board members David Massaro and Hal
Talbot – are running unopposed to retain their two Board of Education seats at the May 18 vote. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid. Candidates will be in this order on the ballot.

  • David M. Massaro, of 29 Marion Boulevard, is seeking a second term on the board. Massaro works as a captain in the City of Schenectady Fire Department and is a code enforcement officer for the town of Glenville.
    He holds associate’s degrees in emergency management and fire protection technology from SUNY Schenectady and an associate’s degree in emergency medicine from Hudson Valley Community College.
    Massaro has coached several youth athletic groups such as Little League Baseball, SG Girls Softball, Tartan Youth Lacrosse, Tartan Basketball, SG Junior Tartans Youth Football and Highland Youth Soccer. He is the assistant scoutmaster for Scout Troop 3062 at Sacandaga Elementary and is the county coordinator for the Capital Region Toys for Tots Campaign.
    He received the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism in 2009, the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award in 2000 and 2016 and the S-G Founders Day award in 2020.
    He and his wife, Sherry, have two children: Ayla, in grade 9, and Jacob, in grade 7, both at Scotia-Glenville.
    He has lived in the community for 16 years.
  • Harold M. “Hal” Talbot, of 497 Church Road, is seeking a second term on the board.
    He is the general sales manager at Fogg’s Automotive in Burnt Hills.
    He is a 1989 graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, holds an associate’s degree from Schenectady County Community College and studied at SUNY Albany.
    Talbot is the director of football for SG Junior Tartans and is a head coach for SG Junior Tartans.
    He has received several business certifications.
    He and his wife, Jodi, have two children: Dylan, a grade 12 student, and Austin “AT,” a grade 8 student. Both students attend Scotia-Glenville.
    He has lived in Scotia-Glenville for more than 44 years.