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Lawrence, MacDonald and Wilson Win School Committee Seats

Barbara Lawrence, Sheila MacDonald and William Wilson won the three open seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee after voting in both towns was completed in Hamilton on Thursday.

Barbara Lawrence, Sheila MacDonald and William Wilson all won seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee on Thursday. The results were announced at about 8:20 p.m. on Thursday after the polls closed at . Wenham and the results were sealed until Thursday.

All other races were uncontested. Larry Swartz was elected to the remaining year of a one year term on the School Committee. Hamilton Board of Selectmen Chairman Jennifer Scuteri was reelected with 401 votes. Former Selectman David Neill, who last served in the 1990s, received 519 votes.

The complete vote tally from the contested School Committee race is below. Winners are denoted with an *.

A complete copy of the unofficial results from Town Clerk Jane Wetson is attached to this story as a PDF.

Turnout was 655, or 11.5 percent of the town's 5,695 registered voters.

Candidate Hamilton Wenham Total Barbara Lawrence *
418 224 642 Sheila MacDonald *
289 173 462 Brett McKechnie 204 119 323 Melissa Even Moore 254 128 382 William Wilson *
500 234 734
Jay Burnham May 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Congratulations Barbara, Bill and Sheila! And also Larry Swartz! For a second year in a row, the voters of Hamilton and Wenham have wisely cast their votes for excellent school committee representatives and extended a community mandate for change, transparency, and fiscal responsibility that residents have long demanded. Well done. A hearty congratulations to the newly elected members.
Bob Gray May 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Congratulations to all! The community looks forward to working with open-minded and fiscally responsible school committee members that we now have in place. We now have a TEAM that will work closely with town officials as well as community members... How refreshing!!!

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