Several school districts in the eastern half of Southampton Town will have contested School Board races in May, as nominating petitions were due on Monday, April 17. Board of Education elections take place on May 16, when district residents will also vote on school budgets.
In Sag Harbor, the board terms of Diana Kolhoff, Theresa M. Samot and Sandi Kruel are set to expire on June 30, and each member plans to seek reelection. But it won’t come easy, as there will be two challengers, January Kerr and Alex Kriegsman, added to the mix. The board terms are three years each.
In Southampton, the terms of Christina Strassfield and Andy Brindle are both set to expire, but only Mr. Brindle is seeking reelection. Three new candidates will also be running for those two seats: Sunhe Sherwood-Dudley, Jacqueline Robinson and Natalie Sisco. Each term lasts four years.
At the Bridgehampton School, the race is not contested. Two candidates are running for two open seats on the seven-member board, including incumbent Kathleen McCleland, whose term will expire in June. Jeff Mansfield’s term also will expire in June, but he will not seek reelection. Instead, Mark Anthony will run for the open seat on the board.
In Sagaponack, incumbent Brian Villante will be running uncontested for the only open seat on the board, which would be his second three-year term.
Robert E. Grisnik, the incumbent chairman on the Tuckahoe School Board, whose seat expires this year, is running unopposed for reelection to the three-person board.