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Election 2016: School Committee Race Shrinking, Sands Latest To Drop Out

Mar 01, 2016 01:56PM ● By Bill Gilman

Election

And then there were four.
Jeff Sands has become the latest candidate to drop out of the once-crowded race for School Committee.
Sands confirmed that he went to the Town Clerk's Office on Friday, Feb. 26 and officially withdrew from the race.
Sands, the former business manager for Tewksbury Public Schools and current assistant superintendent of schools in the Hamilton-Wenham School District, said he made the decision to drop out after determining he had "no desire to work with (Superintendent of Schools Dr. John) O'Connor again."
Sands said he planned to run for School Committee in 2017, after O'Connor retires and Christopher Malone has taken over as superintendent.
Also on Friday, Atty. Cheryl Garrity officially withdrew from the School Committee race. Garrity cited a family member's serious illness as the reason.
That leaves four candidates in the race -- Incumbent Krissy Polimeno and challengers Erin Knyff, Keith Sullivan and Arthy Bennett, vying for two seats on the board. Incubent Jayne Miller chose ot to run.
The Municipal Election is scheduled for Saturday, April 2.

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