UPDATE: Election results available here.

Marianne Gilland

Candidate for Pelham Trustee

950 Highland Ave., Pelham 10803

Incumbent: Yes

Employment: Currently a stay-at-home Mom.

Education: Hamilton College, BA 1979.

Tenure: 28-year resident of Pelham Manor.



Election Central: Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?

Gilland: Want to continue the good work of the Board after hiring a new superintendent. It takes most of the first term to become well-versed in school board matters. I now have the expertise to contribute in a more meaningful way during a second term.

Election Central: What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?

Gilland: I have the time to devote to the important work of a school board. My background in finance and investments is a benefit to the taxpayer as well as the school district.

Election Central: What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?

Gilland: We need to continue our advocacy efforts so we can provide an outstanding education in the face of mandated costs and programming. The work we are doing on the District's Strategic Plan will shape the next several years and guide our curriculum. The Board's communication efforts and cooperation with the community will continue to grow. The benefits have already been substantial.