Former school board leaders attempt comebacks in Gloversville

Two former leaders of the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will attempt to r
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Two former leaders of the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will attempt to return to the board later this month.

The four-way race for three seats on the Gloversville board includes former board President Betsy Simek and former Vice President Joan Oare. If they win, Oare would serve her fourth two-year term on the board and Simek her third.

They have a joined a field that includes incumbents Harry Wiggins and E. Lynn Brown. Wiggins is seeking a fourth term, while Brown is seeking her second term. The third incumbent this year, Gino Calandra, was expected to seek re-election but did not enter the race.

Voting for the seats, as well as the district’s budget, will take place May 20.

Simek was defeated two years ago by 10 votes in a five-way race for three seats, and Oare lost her seat last year in another five-way race for three seats. In both years the school budget was also defeated in initial elections.

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