East Hampton Village Board Incuments Seek Reelection


East Hampton Village Board incumbents Bruce Siska and Elbert Edwards are both seeking reelection and running unopposed for seats on the board.

Mr. Siska has served on the board since 2011 after being appointed to fill the seat of David Brown, who resigned mid-term in September of that year. Mr. Brown had served on the board for 18 years prior to Mr. Siska. Before serving on the East Hampton Village Board, Mr. Siska was vice president of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals since 1998, and served on the East Hampton Village Planning Board before that.

Mr. Siska could not be reached for further comment.

Mr. Edwards has served on the board consistently since 1977. “We try to keep a tight fiscal ship,” he said in a phone interview on Friday. “We keep the environment clean, and there are always things that come up, like the poles or the deer, that need to be handled, but we’re trying to do that to the best of our ability,” he said of the recent PSEG Long Island project and the need for a deer management program.

Mr. Edwards is also involved in the Village Preservation Society and is president of Clinton Academy, among other organizations.

“I think being part of 12 generations in East Hampton, I really want to serve the public,” he said of his long history serving on the board. “I’ve just continued to run after I got elected the first time, and it’s been a big part of my life ever since.”

The vote will be held on June 17 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

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