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Hastings Political Parties to Hold Caucuses Monday, Tuesday for March Elections

The Hastings Democrats and Republicans will determine candidates this week for the March village elections.

On March 20, Hastings residents will vote to determine who will serve as village trustees, filling the two open seats currently held by Democrats Nicola Armacost and Jeremiah Quinlan.

Armacost does hope to defend her seat. Since her election to the board two years ago, she has been most instrumental in managing the village budget.

The Hastings Democrats will have their caucus tonight, Jan. 30, in the Orr Room of the  beginning at 7 p.m

on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the .  

It is during these cuacuses that parties will select their candidates for the two trustees' seats and village judge. 

"Any resident registered to vote in Hastings and belonging to either party can attend and vote in the respective caucus," Mayor Peter Swiderski wrote in an email to the village on Sunday. 

Anyone who wishes to run will have to show credentials and seek a majority vote in the caucus. Winners become the party candidates.

Hastings trustees serve two-year terms, receiving salaries of $1,920 per year.

Hastings Village Justices serve four-year terms.

The Board of Trustees meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month—except during the summer, when they meet once, and when holidays conflict with regular meeting nights—at the Municipal Building on Maple Avenue.

The Board consists of four trustees and a Mayor. Currently, all elected officials in Hastings are Democrats. 

sedated January 31, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Metzger for Mayor. Short of that anyone with a SPINE will be a vast improvement.

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