Four candidates to run for two open seats on Pelham Board of Education


Four candidates will vie for two open seats with three-year terms on the Pelham Board of Education during the school election May 16.

District Clerk Pauline Davies said the candidates, all of whom filed valid nominating petitions by the deadline Monday at 5 p.m., will be listed on the ballot as follows, after lots were drawn:

  • Annemarie Garcia
  • Connie Garrido-Carmody
  • Sidney Burke
  • Tade Reen

Trustees Jessica DeDomenico and Sue Childs both announced that they will not be running for reelection.

On election day, voters will also have their say on the 2023-24 school budget, which in preliminary form totals $91.1 million, a 8.17% spending boost that would raise the residential tax levy by 2.95%. That is below the state-mandated cap on tax increases.

The school board is expected to consider the budget for adoption Tuesday night, according to a notice from the district. The final step for the budget before election day will be a public hearing.

Reen was defeated in November 2021 when he ran as a Republican for the Pelham Town Board. The Pelham Examiner will publish biographies and candidate statements as they are provided by those running.

Voting May 16 will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pelham Middle School gymnasium.