I also want to thank him for a dignified race. He’s definitely a team player. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a candidate with such involvement in the community, as well as a one with such strong qualifications. Students, educators, and families in Niskayuna are fortunate to have this addition to an already exceptional board.This experience was a first for me. I may not have won this election, but I certainly didn’t lose. Coming into this race so late, I knew it would be challenging to get out and connect with people as much as I would have liked to. I now know that four weeks isn’t nearly enough time to prepare for much of anything.I’ve served my community for quite some time now, but never this close to home. I was an unknown person to the people of Niskayuna. I believe I changed that, and I plan on running again in the future. I’d certainly like more time to prepare. In the meantime, I will continue to volunteer my time, or get involved with some of the committees.Above all, I support the winning candidate, the board and the district.Noney GrierNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Regarding the Niskayuna School Board election, I want to congratulate Brian Backus on a well-deserved win. Having run in a previous race, Brian earned this seat and he knows what it’s like to be in mine.