Democrats Win Seats on Village Board
Shawn Raymond and Noah Shaw claimed seats on the Ballston Spa Village Board of Trustees with local election wins Tuesday, March 21. Raymond and Shaw are the first Democrats to win seats on the board in decades.
- Shawn Raymond said he does "not take the win for granted" and is "happy with the results" of the election. "I'm looking forward to fulfilling the position to the best of my ability," he added.
- Newly elected trustee Noah Shaw said "I'm excited the Village (residents) were so engaged" and "there were twice as many voters." He's looking forward to "open conversations." When questioned about his role in service to Governor Cuomo and the plan to consolidate Village's, Shaw said "the sustainability of the Village" was his priority and he wants to "encourage engagement in long-term planning."
- "I feel really good about the results," said Erika Tebbens who lost the Village Justice seat to incumbent Michael Morrissey. "I have the utmost respect for Mike." Tebbens also said she'd like to see more women involved in (local) politics. "Only 1/6th of this race was female," she added.