Former principal unseats Board of Education member

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A former Montgomery County high school principal will unseat a second-term Board of Education member.

With almost all of the county’s results tabulated, Jeannette Dixon leads with 55.89 % of the votes, over Phil Kauffman’s 43.47 %.

This was the closest of the Board of Education races in the Four-State area.

Throughout Dixon’s campaign, she promised to tackle increased enrollment, economic inequality among students and limited English proficiency.

The President of the Board of Education said it’s very unusual for an incumbent to lose a race.

“Her experience in the school system, being a teacher and being an administrator, I think that resonated with voters,” said Michael Durso, President of Montgomery County’s BOE.

Durso said the board will miss Kauffman’s budget expertise.

Rebecca Smondrowski and Sebra Evans came-out on top in their races for District 2 and District 4, respectively.

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