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Durham voters go with incumbents in BOE election

Durham voters go with incumbents in BOE election



Durham residents came out to vote at Korn School to elect three members to the Regional School District 13 Board of Education on Tuesday, June 30.

Robert Moore, Christine Geraci and Norm Hicks were looking to keep their seats on the 10-person board, and they did so. The unofficial results show that Moore was the top vote-getter with 523, followed by Geraci with 475 and Hicks 419.

The three incumbents touted their experience in the lead-up to last week’s election. Moore is BOE chairman, Hicks is secretary and Geraci serves as the board treasurer.

BOE candidates Kirstin Olszewski (394 votes), Phil Augur (320) and Jason Stone (312) did not earn a spot on the board.

As stated in the BOE handbook, “The Regional District 13 Board of Education is a ten member, non-partisan Board. Board members serve three-year terms. In order for an individual to run for the Board of Education, one must be nominated at the annual town meeting, with the highest vote getter filling the vacant seat(s).

“Board members are elected to the Board of Education at the individual annual town meetings in Durham and Middlefield in May. Regularly appointed members’ terms begin July 1 and end June 30. The member ratio on the Board is based upon the student enrollment from each town.”

Along with Moore, Geraci and Hicks, the BOE consists of Melissa Booth (Durham), Maura Caramanello (Middlefield), Dr. Victor Friedrich (Durham), Lucy Petrella (Middlefield), James Roraback (Middlefield), Dr. Richard Andrew Taylor (Durham) and Robert Yamartino (Middlefield).

Town Times report



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