• Meet the Candidates
  • Candidate #1: Keith Odums (as seen on ballot)
    I am a long-time resident of the Wappingers community, married, and have two children who attend elementary school within WCSD.

    I have a Business Administration degree from St. Michael’s College and a MBA from Long Island University.  For over 20 years, I have worked professionally as a business manager and consultant within the Telecommunications, Finance and Healthcare industries. Click here to read more.

  • Candidate #2: John C. Lumia (as seen on ballot)
    My name is John Lumia. My education includes a BA from Marist and a MA in Mathematics from St. John’s University. Having taught at Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Roy C. Ketcham High School for 32 years, I appreciate the importance of providing our students with a solid educational foundation.  Click here to read more.
  • Candidate #3: Peggy Kelland (as seen on ballot)
    I was elected to the Wappingers School Board in 2014, and for the past two years have served as its president, participating in all Board committees and many school events. My aim has been to increase clear two-way communication and cooperative efforts both within the Board and between the Board and the community.
    Click here to read more. 
  • Candidate #4: Tracy V. Pelton (as seen on ballot)
    My family relocated to New York from California just over 10 years ago.  Prior to moving to New York, I was a professional figure skater, the lead consultant and Program Director for a joint public/private development, the Skating School Director in Palos Verdes, California, and the creator of a children’s nutrition and fitness camp. Since moving to New York, I have dedicated my time to the success of students in the community.  Click here to read more.
Keith Odums
John Lumia
Peggy Kelland
Tracy Pelton

    Meet the Candidates Night will be held at Wappingers Junior High School
    in the auditorium on May 2nd from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.