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May 9, 2019 11:41 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Westhampton Beach Candidate Runs Unopposed To Fill One Seat On The Board

May 9, 2019 11:41 AM

The Westhampton Beach School District will ask voters to decide on a $58 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year that will increase the tax levy by 3.64 percent while remaining below the tax cap.

Based on estimated property assessment values, the tax rate is projected to increase by 3.64 percent under this proposal from $6.23 to $6.46 per $1,000 of assessed value.

One candidate is looking to replace board member Jim Hulme when he retires this June, and it is a familiar face. Former board member Stacy Rubio, who served on the board from 2014 to 2016 to finish out a term, is looking to return in an uncontested run for a three-year term.

Voters can cast their ballots on May 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Westhampton Beach High School Large Group Instruction Room.

Stacy Rubio

Ms. Rubio, 51, was raised in East Moriches but has lived in Westhampton Beach for over 20 years, where she and her husband, Village Board member Rob Rubio, raised three sons, Chase, Reid, and Gage. She and her husband own Rubio Premier Motors, an auto body shop in Westhampton.

She previously served on the board for two years to finish out the remainder of Gordon Werner’s term after he passed away in 2014. She said she did not seek a full term after that because of her commitment to other nonprofits at the time.

She graduated from Westhampton Beach High School and now volunteers for the high school PTO, the school district’s Guidance Advisory Committee, and the nonprofit Dress for Success, which promotes female empowerment by providing professional attire. She is also a longtime member of Westhampton Rotary and a former 11-year board member for the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

“I simply would like to be a voice at the table that will be responding to upcoming issues that impact our students now and those issues that will be upcoming within our district,” she said in an email. “We have a great school district and I want to continue to help maintain that while paying attention to and working with our community.”

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A great woman who will do a great job!
By Bgtconsulting (2), Westhampton Beach on May 13, 19 12:38 PM