Colin Smith will step down from Peekskill Board of Education if elected to the Common Council

    Colin Smith (Photo: The Law Office of Colin D. Smith)

    Colin Smith, a member of the Peekskill City School District Board of Education, says that if elected to the Peekskill Common Council in November he would leave his post on the school board.

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    Smith, an attorney based in Peekskill, addressed the issue on Facebook after a reader—commenting on The Peekskill Post’s article about the Democrat slate of candidates for mayor and Common Council—asked if he would still be serving on the school board.

    “Yes, unless I am elected to Common Council in November, in which case I will have to step down from the BOE,” Smith said.

    Previously the president of the Board of Education, Smith was re-elected to another three-year term in May of 2015.

    Smith, along with Ramon Fernandez and Vanessa Agudelo, secured the party’s nomination for Common Council at a meeting Thursday night. Councilman Andre Rainey is the Democrat’s choice for mayor.