Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Republicans Win in Chesapeake School Board Elections

Democratic Chairwomen Loses Seat

Last night the GOP captured four out of the five open seats in the City of Chesapeake School Board Elections. Harry Murphy, Michael J. Woods, and Jay Leftwitch were among the Republican candidates who retained their seats. With Republican victory came Democratic lost, Chairwomen Sheila Hill-Russ lost her seat Tuesday night, while two newcomers Christine New Craig and Bonita Billingsley Harris were elected.

Christine New Craig,
the chief of staff for Chesapeake Del. John Cosgrove, used her nine years experience with the General Assembly and Delegate Cosgrove to come out victorious.

"I think people wanted a new set of creative eyes on board, and a little bit of experience on the budget," she said. "I'm ready to start."
- Chrstine New Craig

The city of Chesapeake has the Republican exepirence needed to lead Chesapeake in the right direction.

Full Story by Virginian Pilot

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