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Meet The Peekskill Candidates: Colin Smith

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Four candidates are running for two seats on the Peekskill City School District Board of Education in Tuesday's election.

Among them is Colin Smith, 38, a graduate of the Peekskill City Schools and an attorney. He also served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. He attended Cedarville University and Pace University School of Law.

Smith said that over the last couple of years he had become re-acquainted with the district by way of parent teacher conferences and other involvement in the schools and said he had become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the district.

"There are some real strengths in the Peekskill City Schools, the diversity being one of them and that's great preparation for the world we live in today, but I also think there is concern in respect to how well are students are being prepared academically,” Smith said.

Smith said he considered himself a lifelong student and always considered education of the utmost importance. He said he would be an advocate for education.

"As a candidate I have to offer my heart and soul, passion for this community, my lifelong passion for learning and education and a strong desire to be involved in helping our students in preparing them for the world we're sending them out into," Smith said.

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