Claremont School Board fills vacancy

Published: 07-21-2023 6:35 PM

CLAREMONT — The Claremont School Board, by a 4-2 vote, appointed resident Candace Crawford to fill a vacant board seat, previously held by Steven Horsky.

Crawford, a former member of the School Board, cited her experience and participation in the board meetings as qualifications for her candidacy.

“I am a strong advocate for Claremont and want to be sure that the educational community is a strong partner in the future of Claremont,” Crawford said.

Board members Jennifer Gallagher, Arlene Hawkins, Bonnie Miles and Whitney Skillen voted in support of appointing Crawford.

Chairwoman Heather Whitney and vice chairman Frank Sprague voted in the minority for applicant Kevin Tyson, a retired financial investor who moved to Claremont in 2020.

Horsky, who was serving the final year of a three-year term, resigned on June 21, citing a lack of respect and professionalism from another board member toward him as his reason for stepping down.

Crawford’s seat will be up for election in March 2024.

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