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Giles Wagoner has won the Democratic Primary-

TOWN BOARD BETHLEHEM - Official results from Albany Board of Elections
Roland J. Graves .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       714   37.36
Giles C. Wagoner .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,147   60.02
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        50    2.62


Giles won 22 out of 30 Election Districts and took just over 60% of the vote- Congratulation Giles.

And congratulations to Roland Graves for a hard fought race.

Giles Wagoner– Town Board

Personal Statement

My name is Giles Wagoner and I’m running for a position on the Bethlehem Town Board. I was born in Bethlehem and lived here all my life.  My wife Edith and I have been married for 45 years, raised a daughter and two sons, and are proud grandparents to four lively grandkids.

After graduating from Syracuse University, I joined the Army and was commissioned as an officer. I joined the New York Air National Guard in 1973, served as a C130 transport command pilot, and retired after 24 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  In 1979 I was hired as a pilot by Delta Air Lines.  I flew for Delta for 25 years before retiring as a Boeing 767 captain.

Since retiring I’ve been raising beef cattle on my farm in Selkirk and have been active in the community.   In 2005 I was appointed to the Agricultural & Farmland Study Advisory Committee and helped formulate a comprehensive Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.  I currently serve on the Bethlehem Democratic Committee and on the town’s Conservation Easement Review Board, which is intended to conserve open space lands, help maintain the character of the town, and provide financial incentives and assistance to those landowners willing to forego development and maintain open space.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, riding my antique Indian motorcycle, and I’ve been active member of the Selkirk Volunteer Fire Company since 1970.

I’m asking for your vote to continue and expand my involvement in Bethlehem by serving on the Town Board. I’d like to maintain the character of our town, keep it affordable to live and raise a family here, and continue to address the concerns of large land owners and all residents around issues of conservation and open space.

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