Seamon, Merris and Steele Win School Board Election

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Magaret Steele, Richard Seamon and Laurie Merris, left to right, won the Board of Education election on Nov. 3.

Two incumbents and a newcomer won election to the Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election.

Board members Richard Seamon and Margaret Steele and first-time member Laurie Merris will start their new terms in January 2016.

Seamon was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former member Richard Arline when he left the state. Seamon is a former board member.

This was Merris’ second attempt at a school board seat.

Merris led all vote-getters with 3,768 votes. Steele received 3,716 votes and Seamon received 3,378 votes.

Newcomer Agnes Kulu-Banya received 2,409 votes.

Merris thanked those who voted for her “and showed confidence in me because I will work hard to show that their confidence is well-placed.”

Steele said she also wanted to thank her supporters “for having great confidence in me.”

Seamon said he appreciated “the support of the community.”

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