Trustee Candidates Announced for May 21 Election

May 2, 2019 | Library News

Update:  Video from the meet-the-candidate forum is on YouTube

Find voting locations for May 21 trustee election


Four candidates will be on the May 21 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees.

The following Albany residents submitted valid nominating petitions to the City School District of Albany and will appear on the ballot in this order:

(1) Lori Kochanski of Ten Eyck Ave.

(2) Thomas McCarthy Jr. of Colonial Ave.

(3) Sara Dallas of Terrace Ave.

(4) Arlene Way of Second St.

The APL board vacancies are due to the expiration of two incumbent trustees’ terms, and to fill the balance of one unexpired term.

The top two vote getters will be elected to serve full five-year terms that begin on July 1, 2019. The person receiving the third highest number of votes will be elected to fill the balance of a term that ends on June 30, 2020.

The public is invited to attend two forums where they can meet the candidates:
May 6 (Monday) | 6:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch
May 8 (Wednesday) | 6:30 pm | Washington Ave. Branch
The first session will be videotaped and posted to the library’s YouTube channel.

There is no library budget vote this year because APL’s 2020 budget contains no tax levy increase.

The library trustee election is held in conjunction with the school district

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.