SOMERS, N.Y. - Two education professionals were elected Tuesday to the Somers school board as voters unseated one incumbent and voted overwhelmingly to approve the district’s proposed new budget.
MaryRose Joseph, a teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, topped a field of five candidates, drawing 658 votes, and Lindsay Portnoy, a former Hunter College professor who is now a partner in an education technology firm, polled 641.
In the voting, residents turned back incumbent Trustee Chadwick Olsen’s bid for a three-year term. At 443 votes, he trailed technology consultant Raina Laredo (463) and outpolled Jonathan Welsh (180), a 2015 SHS graduate.
The cap-compliant $88 million budget won easy approval, 1,005-253, as did an upgrade of the high school’s athletic facilities, 909– 346.