Glenn Bram­ble re-elected to Dorch­ester BOE

Dorchester Star - - Regional - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @ vic­to­ri­adorstar and on In­sta­gram @dorch­ester.star.

CAM­BRIDGE — Glenn Bram­ble has won the race for Board of Ed­u­ca­tion in Dorch­ester County’s 1st District af­ter Fri­day’s fi­nal ab­sen­tee count at the Dorch­ester County Board of Elec­tions of­fice.

With 43 of 43 precincts re­port­ing, and Bram­ble has gar­nered 1,690 to­tal votes to op­po­nent Robert Kirkley’s 1,554. The re­sults will be sent to the Mary­land State Board of Elec­tions for cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Bram­ble re­ceived 428 early votes, 1,146 votes on Elec­tion Day, and 116 ab­sen­tee/pro­vi­sional votes.

Kirkley re­ceived 353 early votes, 1,131 votes on Elec­tion Day, and 70 ab­sen­tee/pro­vi­sional votes.

Bram­ble cur­rently serves as vice pres­i­dent on the board, and this will be his third term.

Bram­ble be­lieves the cur­rent mem­bers of the board of ed­u­ca­tion are work­ing well with Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools Henry Wag­ner and staff in keep­ing costs low while still pro­vid­ing a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to stu­dents.

With the con­tin­u­a­tion of his ser­vice as a board mem­ber, he said some of his goals in­clude achiev­ing smaller class sizes, hir­ing more teach­ers, in­crease se­cu­rity, and en­sure the ef­fi­cacy of the pro­grams of­fered by DCPS.

Laura Lay­ton won the race in District 5 with 2,029 to­tal votes to op­po­nent Von­cia Molock’s to­tal of 740 votes.

“I am so ex­cited to have re­ceived so much sup­port from the com­mu­nity,” Lay­ton said upon re­ceiv­ing the re­sults. “I am hon­ored that the com­mu­nity has placed their faith in me, and I look for­ward to serv­ing chil­dren, par­ents, staff, and com­mu­nity as a mem­ber of the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.”

The swear­ing in cer­e­mony for the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

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