June 06, 2020

Sullivan voters choose town, school officials

SULLIVAN — Sullivan Harbor resident Margaret Walker won a three-way race for a seat on the Schoodic Community School District board that oversees the K-eight Mountain View School Monday night.

Re-elected Sullivan Town Clerk Lynn Dunbar reported that Walker landed a total of 69 votes while the other two contestants, Douglas McVay and John Guyton, garnered 41 and 23 votes, respectively.

Dunbar said only 139 of Sullivan’s 775 registered voters turned out at the polls.

Frank Dedmon was elected with 122 votes to another three-year term as selectman. He had been challenged by Richard West, who received 15 votes.

In other races, Gary Koons and Suzanne Becque won their bids — each netting 109 votes — for a two-year and one-year term on the Flanders Bay Community School District Board.

Walker is taking over a Schoodic board seat vacated by George Schaefer.

Observers have said some Sullivan residents hope the election of a new board member will shift the balance of power and prompt a review of Mountain View School’s proposed 1995-1996 budget, which some consider too lean.

Some parents also hope the new board will review other changes at the school, including the board’s move to devote math, reading, writing and grammar instruction to the morning hours as of next September.

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