Incumbent Drops Out of School Committee Race
The chairman said he took a hard look at the committee's and his job's demands and his family's needs and reconsidered his decision to run for re-election.
As of now it appears only two people have their eyes on serving on the Swampscott School Committee.
Chiarman Larry Beaupre said in an email last night that he has reconsidered and will not run for re-election.
"On January 9, I announced that I intended to seek another term on the Swampscott School Committee," he said. "Since then, I have had to take a hard look at the demands of my job, the needs of my family and demands involved in serving as Chair for the past year. As a result, I have decided not to seek another term at this time."
The chairman went on to say, "It has been an honor and a privilege to have served on the Committee and to have worked with the talented and dedicated teachers and administrators that make Swampscott such an exceptional school district."
We will update this story as further information becomes available.
Two people who have pulled nomination papers for the two three-year School Committee seats and remain in the race are incumbent Jaren Landen and Amy O'Connor.