Fourth-highest vote getter in May 20 election will fill Occhino-Pilawa’s vacant board seat

By Ashley M. Casey

Rosemary Occhino-Pilawa’s term on the Fulton school board would have expired in 2015.

Now that she has resigned, the remaining board members have two options: appoint someone to take her place, or wait for the May 20 election.

Given that the election is less than two months away, the board is opting to wait.

“When we have the election in May, the person who is the fourth-highest vote-getter will be elected to fulfill Rosemary’s term (ending in 2015),” said Superintendent Bill Lynch.

The seats of David Cordone, Barbara Hubbard and Fred Cavalier are also up for election.

Lynch said the district has given out six sets of petitions to potential board candidates, but the exact number of people running won’t be available until the candidates return their petitions to the school April 30.

Candidates must reside within the Fulton City School District and need 100 signatures on their petitions to run for the school board.

The board will accept election results and swear in new members at the May 27 meeting.

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