Incumbents running unopposed in Tivoli village election
William J. Kemble is reporting in the Daily Freeman the mayor of Tivoli and two members of the Village Board are seeking re-election on March 21. All three candidates are running uncontested and their names will appear on the Tivoli First line on the ballot. Mayor Joel Griffith is seeking a second term. Griffith, 42, is a lifelong village resident and is an artist and painter. Before he became mayor, he was a member of the Village Board. The top priority for the village, he said, “is the water and sewer system, which is now 80 years old.” Susan Ezrati is seeking a sixth term on the Village Board. Ezrati, 71, is a retired pension investment manager for General Motors, and has lived in the village for 11 years. Ezrati cited work on the village waterfront and an improved village water system as her priorities. Christopher Murphy is seeking his first full term on the board after being appointed to fill a vacancy in May 2016. Murphy, 46, is a chef at the Traghaven Whiskey Pub and a lifelong resident of the village. Murphy said a priority for the village is restoring its recreation program. The polls will be open on March 21 from noon to 9 p.m. at the firehouse at 2 Tivoli Commons.