Know your BOE candidates

Residents living within the Baldwinsville Central School District will be casting their ballots soon, not only on the budget, but also to fill four seats on the district’s board of education. Six candidates are vying for a seat, read their profiles below.

The proposed budget is $96,887,219 with a tax levy increase of 2.87 percent, which is an increase of approximately $67.13 for a $100,000 assessed property value. The tax levy increase of 2.87 percent is the district’s tax levy cap for 2014-15.

The budget vote and board member election will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 in the auditorium of Baker High School.

Cheryl Cowen, incumbent

Why are you running for re-election on the BOE?

I am running for re-election because I feel now with three years serving, I am an experienced board member and will be able to better serve the school district as well as the community and the new superintendent.

What experience(s)/background do you have that will benefit the board?

The three years’ experience is definitely a benefit, especially with the budget and new superintendent.  As a salesperson, I also bring my listening skills and my ability to really understand peoples’ concerns, thoughts and ideas.

Why should residents vote for you?

I hope people will vote for me because they feel I have done a good job for the past three years and want to continue to serve on the board to help make a difference. 

Jeff Marier, incumbent

Why are you running for re-election on the BOE?

Baldwinsville is one of the best school districts in CNY!  I have learned a tremendous


Jeff Marier

amount during my first term on the Baldwinsville School Board.  I would very much like to continue guiding the district to continued success should I be re-elected.  I also feel it is very important to remain on the school board to provide a high level of continuity for the school district as we transition to a new superintendent in July.

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