District residents will vote on May 21 to fill three seats on the Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education. Two candidates will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2019, for seats that are currently held by Kent Sanders and Deborah Grier, whose terms expire June 30. One candidate will serve until June 30, 2021, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Board Member Joshua Menzies.
All candidates run at-large, rather than for a specific Board seat. The district received two candidate petitions for the three open seats. Write-in candidates are also eligible, if qualified, for a board seat. The qualified resident who receives the third highest number of votes will win the Board seat with the shorter term.
A Meet the Candidates Night will be held by the Duanesburg Community PTA on May 9 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Joe Bena Auditorium. All district residents are encouraged to attend.
The following candidates, in ballot order, are running for the Board.
Dianne Grant is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. She lives in Duanesburg with her husband, Douglas, and their children John and Justin. She holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire State College and works as a territory manager for Midwest Vet Supply. She has volunteered as vice president, president and board chair of Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps, member of the Zoning Board and current president of the DCS Booster Club.
Deborah F. Grier is running for her second term on the Board of Education. She lives in Delanson with her husband, Jason, and their children Alexis, Lorel, Allie, Keegan and Gavin. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and is employed by Health Management Systems. Grier has been an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, the American Cancer Society, her high school alumni association and Pop Warner.