Mayor Faces Challenger

Nelsonville seats contested 

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong

Nelsonville Mayor Bill O’Neill will face a challenger on March 19 when he seeks re-election to his second term. Three candidates will also vie for two open seats on the five-person Village Board.

Trustee Chris Caccamise, who was appointed to the board in August to replace Thomas Robertson, who resigned, filed a petition by the Wednesday (Feb. 13) deadline to run for mayor. O’Neill, who ran unopposed in 2017, also filed.

Trustee Alan Potts will seek a second, two-year term, and Dove Pedlosky and Lisa Mechaley will campaign to join the board.

Caccamise, an artist and teacher, teaches at the Allen-Stevenson School, a private boys’ school in New York City. Pedlosky is an associate director for external affairs at New York University, while Mechaley is an educator with the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation.