School board elections near; two people are running so far

The terms of two members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray, are set to expire this coming December. As a result, two seats will be up for grabs during the local and municipal election on November 3.

Two candidates have thus far cast their hat into the ring. Hilary LaConte, who has served on the CUSD board since 2007, is running for re-election. Beth Bingham, a longtime Claremont resident who served on the school board previously from 2007 to 2011, has also entered the race.

It is not yet known whether Mr. Mowbray will run for re-election. The deadline for would-be school board members to declare their candidacy is October 19.  If only two candidates run for the two open spaces, the election will be canceled, with Ms. Bingham and Ms. LaConte automatically taking their places on the dais. Look for updates from the COURIER as the election nears.



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