Gardiner will seek school board seat


Two-time Town Board candidate and former Town Republican Party chairman Bill Gardiner has filed a petition to run for a seat on the East Hampton School Board in next month’s elections.

Mr. Gardiner will challenge board incumbents James Amaden and John Ryan. Their two seats are at stake in the May 20 vote.

Mr. Gardiner ran unsuccessfully for the Town Board in 2005 and 2007 and was GOP chairman from 2006 until earlier this month. He is a past president of the East Hampton Rotary Club. He is a retired lawyer and used to run a produce farm in Amagansett.

Mr. Amaden is seeking a second term on the board. Mr. Ryan is seeking a sixth. Terms in East Hampton School District are three years.

Voters in all school New York school districts will go to the polls to select school board members and vote on proposed operating budgets on May 20.

In the Springs School District, incumbent board members Chris Kelley and Tom Talmage are running unopposed for new five-year terms.

In Montauk, incumbent Therese Watson will also be unopposed in her bid for another five-year term on the school board.

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