Mayor's race in Middleburgh?


By David Avitabile

Three incumbents are seeking re-election to the Middleburgh village board in March, including Mayor Bill Ansel-McCabe who may be facing some competition.
Nominating petitions for the March 18 election must be handed in between February 5 and 13.
Trustees Gerald Bowman and Butch Ingraham are running for re-election, as is Mayor Ansel-McCabe.
Newcomer Bonnie Ingraham is running for a trustee seat and clerk Janet Mayer said she has gotten a request for a nominating petition from John Shaw Jr. for the mayor’s position.
Current trustee Ruth Strong, who was appointed to the board last year when James Navilio resigned, is not seeking re-election.
The only seat on the board not up for election next month is that held by Trustee Matthew Avitabile who was elected to the board last year.
The seats of the Mayor and Trustees Bowman and Butch Ingraham are for four years while Ms. Strong’s seat is for two years.
Completed nominating petitions need the signatures of at least 50 registered village residents.
The election will be held on March 18 from noon to 9pm in the town hall.
Ms. Strong and June Baker will be the election inspectors for the vote.