Joseph Casna, Elaine Fiore join crowded race for 3-year BOS seat at last minute
TOWN HOUSE- Joseph Casna (pictured) has pulled nomination papers and will seek a second term on the Board of Selectmen (BOS), joining a field populated by four other candidates which now includes Finance Committee Chairman and Sewer Commissioner Elaine Fiore.
“I want to continue to serve Kingston and its residents on a number of issues that have been brought to the BOS,” Casna’s statement reads.
Casna’s statement to the Journal lists four main reasons for his re-election bid, with the first reasons being the search and selection process for a new town administrator and the implementation of a School Resource Officer at Silver Lake Regional High School.
Thirdly, Casna addresses complaints about Kingston’s wind turbines and writes that he “promises to continue to hear the concerns of residents with quality of life issues, and to work towards a resolution.”
Lastly, Casna said he wants to continue “keeping an eye on expenses” and “providing support to department heads and employees in their continuing effort to provide exceptional services to the Town of Kingston and our residents.”
Casna was first elected to the BOS in 2010 and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Health and the Chairman of the Rent Control Advisory Board.
“I’ve been in the storm’s center,” Casna told Globe reporter Robert Knox last week.
Casna is the fifth candidate to pull nomination papers for the three-year BOS seat and joins Fiore, former-Police Chief Joseph Rebello, Finance Committee-member David Kennedy and Sam Cappola.
Cappola, Fiore and Casna will have until Monday to return completed nomination papers with Town Clerk Mary Lou Murzyn.
Fiore, who will also be on the ballot seeking another term as Sewer Commissioner, has not yet released a statement to KingstonJournal.com.