Williams Wins Catskill Board Of Trustees Seat
Results are in from Tuesday's special election in the Greene County Village of Catskill.
Voters chose Democrat Michelle Williams over Republican Jeff Holliday in the race for an open seat on the Catskill Village Board of Trustees, according to unofficial results posted by the village, by a 55-44 percent margin.
Williams owns the Mermaid Cafe and Bittersweet Ice Cream shop, which she says has helped her get to know residents.
"I've been there and seen the struggle firsthand with the businesses, with the people. And I think that being so in touch, and so involved and so connected in such a direct way will be a great benefit. I'm also a mother, I have an 8-year-old who's in the Catskill school system. "
The seat opened up in April when Trustee Peter Grasse was appointed village president after Vince Seeley resigned. The full five-member board, headed by the president, is tasked with overseeing village day to day operations.