SELKIRK – Call David DeCancio a political newcomer, maybe, but he’s been visible to the community for 20 years.
For the past two decades DeCancio has involved himself with several endeavors that include helping his local fire department’s attempt at landing a new fire house in Selkirk, working as a trustee on the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, volunteering with Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited and organizing with Bethlehem First Night.
In 2018 David was the recipient of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce Community Spirit Award for his commitment to our community and extensive volunteerism.
“Through my two decades of volunteer work, I have built lasting relationships with so many wonderful people from all walks of life,” DeCancio said. “And these relationships have shown me that despite our differences in ideologies, we all have one thing in common — Bethlehem — and how we all want our town to be the best place to live, raise kids, pursue our dreams, own a small business and retire.”
A Selkirk resident running as a Democrat, DeCancio has the potential of breaking what some residents have described as a Delmar-centric Town Board.
The son of Cuban refugees, the challenger said he is focused on making reimagining town government by making it more accessible, efficient and transparent. He has pledged to use his platform to encourage inclusive dialog that helps bridge the gaps and promote fairness and respect to everyone.
He’s an accomplished public policy and communication strategist with out 28 years of experience in the state Legislature and the Office of the Governor. He has served various senior level positions and currently works as Senior Advisor to state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.