The candidates are incumbents Edward Trovac and Vincent Buono Jr. and newcomers Thomas Ham, Mark Thompson
, James Steinhilber and George Heidcamp.
...THOMPSON, a lifelong Saugerties resident who works at IBM in Poughkeepsie, thinks recent controversies, like contract negotiations with teachers, have taken the focus off of students.He
main priorities are "the education of our kids and, of course, fiscal responsibility."Thompson
believes the school board has become politicized."I have no hidden agenda," he
said, "and I think our school board should be a team of independent individuals."He
said the school's building project will require intense project management to finish on schedule and at or below budget.
"I am experienced in the fundamentals of project management.I think, for a school board, that would be an asset," he
wife, Diane, vice president of the Saugerties Booster Club
, have three children in district schools.