Four candidates vie for two spots

Benny said he, Neals and Gibbons plan to focus on the budget and village finances.

"The committee has selected these individuals because they are the candidates with the ideas for progress in Scotia. Through cooperation and leadership, they will do what is best for the village as a whole," said Benny.

Neals, of 39 S. Washington Ave., is a local business owner who has lived in the village for more than 36 years. He is a member of the Scotia Rotary, a trustee at St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Scotia Auxiliary Police since 1973. He also serves on the D.A.R.E. advisory board and the Scotia-Glenville Rowing Club.

The second Republican candidate is Richard Gibbons. Gibbons is a local homebuilder who specialized in universal design. He is a member of the newly formed Scotia Waterfront Development Committee and a certified aging in the place specialist.

The Conservative Party is endorsing both candidates, and Neals has received the Independence Party endorsement as well.

The two open seats on the board are a result of Kris Kastberg and Benny ending their terms. The two are candidates in the mayoral election.""

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