BETHLEHEM — It was historic all around in the town of Bethehem last week…
Newcomer David DeCancio earned the second of two seats available on the Town Board. The Democrat wrangled the chair away from Republican incumbent Jim Foster by a nearly 1,400 vote margin.
NEWSBREAK 10/28/2021. Selkirk – Call David DeCancio a political newcomer, maybe, but he’s been visible to the community for 20 years.
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.
I am proud to endorse David DeCancio for his extensive experience in serving the public at both state and local levels. For David, it is a deeply held commitment to our community. That commitment comes from his desire to honor the sacrifices of his parents, who were Cuban refugees.
David has already done a lot of great work in making Bethlehem a better place to live, work and raise children. I believe he can and will make even greater contributions as a member of our Town Board. Oct 20, 2021, Spotlight News
I have evidenced David’s commitment to giving to others of all ages in our community for years. One can learn a great deal about a person by observing their actions. October 20, 2021 Spotlight News.
David comes to the table with good ideas and a willingness to bring those ideas to reality. It is his forward-thinking efforts, where he is willing to roll up his sleeves and get things done, that illustrates that David is a very qualified candidate for the Bethlehem Town Board. October 20, 2021 Spotlight News.
Thank you to all those who came out to support our campaign on Sunday October 3rd. And thanks to yourgenerosity we deliver a shopping cart full of non-perishable items for the Bethlehem Food Pantry- helping our neighbors in need.
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David’s commitment to community is rooted in his upbringing.
My letter to the editor to the Spotlight in April 2021.
We are particularly excited about the newest member of our slate, David DeCancio, a Selkirk resident with an incredible track record of service to community. David is a showcase of exactly the kind of person we want to see in public service,” Cunningham stated.
DeCancio is new to local politics but has been visible in community endeavors, including volunteer work for Bethlehem First Night and a vocal advocate for the Selkirk Fire District’s 2020 Building Project Bond.
“Growing up, my parents instilled in me the importance of giving back to the community as a way to repay this great country that welcomed and provided us with hope and opportunity.” DeCancio said. “That’s why for the past two decades I’ve been an active member of our community.
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