Voters in the Village of Tuckahoe will pick two trustees Tuesday, and the candidates vying for the position are reflecting on the end of a busy and “rewarding” election season.
Trustee Tom Giordano, 43, said he’s spent the past month going door-to-door with fellow Republican candidate Greg Luisi, 59. “It is a lot of walking, and tough spending so much time away from our families. At the same time it has been greatly rewarding for both of us,” Giordano said, adding that “it is reassuring to hear from our residents that they perceive us as aligned in purpose and committed to improving the village.” Giordano, who is the father of 5-year-old twins, has occasionally brought the boys with him on the trail. “One of the residents we visited presented me a few days later with two shirts for them on which is embroidered ‘Vote for My Daddy, Tom Giordano,’ ” Giordano said. Luisi added: “We have been invited into people’s homes, and they take the time to share their family’s history with us. Their wonderful antidotes about life in Tuckahoe has kept our engines running as we travel the campaign trail.”
Democrats Andrew Watiker, 25, and Seth Schultz, 35, have hit the trail together as well. “Voters in Tuckahoe are really excited to have a choice in this year’s election,” Watiker said. Schultz added: “We have had countless conversations with residents and laughed over common interests, listened to frustration about things they would like to see changed, and, most importantly, shared ideas about the future of our village.”
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tuckahoe Community Center.
Earlier coverage: 4 vie for 2 Tuckahoe trustee seats