Many contested races for the Board of Education in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 April 2018 at 2:28 pm

Lyndonville has the most candidates, 8, seeking election on May 15

Monday was the deadline to submit petitions to run for the Board of Election at the five school districts in Orleans County. Four of the five districts have contested races for the election on May 15.

Here is a breakdown for each school district:

• ALBION– Margy Brown, the current board president, and Linda Weller are both seeking re-election to five-year terms. Elissa Nesbitt also will be on the ballot. She is currently on the board for Hoag Library.

• HOLLEY – There are five candidates running for three positions, including the incumbents – Mark Porter, Anne Winkley and Melissa Ierlan. Nancy Manard MacPhee and Anne Smith also are running for a three-year term on the board.

• KENDALL – The district has one candidate running for a five-year term. Jason ReQua is currently serving on the board.

• LYNDONVILLE – There are eight candidates seeking four open seats on the board. Three incumbents – Ted Lewis (board president), Kelly Cousins and Susan Hrovat – are seeking election. Russ Martino, who was recently appointed to the board to fill a vacancy when Penny Barry resigned, also is running for a board seat.

Other candidates include Stephanie Hargrave, Bill Jurinich, Tara Neace and Steven Vann. The top three vote-getters will be elected to three-year terms, while the fourth-leading candidate will be elected to a two-year term.

• MEDINA – Voters last May approved shrinking the board from nine to seven seats. The reduced board takes effect on July 1 so this will be the first election since the change. Medina normally has three board seats up for election. This time there will only be one spot as the district eliminates two seats.

Two incumbents, Brian Koch and Dr. Ann Bunch (current board vice president), are seeking re-election. Renee Paser-Paull has decided against another term on the board.

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