Four compete for two Jewett town board seats
Raymond Pignone reports for Columbia-Greene Media that four candidates are competing for two seats on the Jewett Town Council this fall. Elide Bell and Taylor Coloton are running on the Democratic party line and John Giordano and James Pelletteri are on the Republican and Conservative party lines. Coloton and Pelleteri did not respond to requests for information. Giordano owns a dairy farm and has never run for office before but says, "I am a community-minded person and have been a member of the Jewett Fire Department for 40 years. I built a home on my family’s dairy farm and chose to live in this special town." His most important issue is "keeping our tax base as low as possible so our local people, seniors and children can continue to afford to live here." Bell works in management consulting and marketing, and has also never run for office before. "The top issues facing our local government in Jewett are communication, transparency, accessibility, organization, delegation/accountability and fair/consistent implementation. By correcting these issues, all of the challenges facing the community can be properly prioritized and addressed in an efficient manner," Bell said. "We must be thinking about the long term." Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.