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John McKenna

Jul 26, 2022

Litchfield voters nailed it on Wednesday when they elected the new Region 20 Board of Education

The new Region 20 Board of Education will be filled out by Litchfield voters during a town meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Litchfield Intermediate School.

Warren, Morris and Goshen voters have selected their representatives to the 12-person board, leaving Litchfield the job of electing the board’s final three members.

There is no shortage of candidates heading into the meeting as eight residents have declared themselves candidates and have submitted their qualification to the first selectman’s office. They will have to be nominated at the town meeting, which will also accept nominations of other residents.

Declared candidates are current Board of Education members John Morosani, Timothy Breslin and Stephen Malo, JoJo Moore, Kathrine Walker, Samuel Olmstead, Margaret Hunt and William Davenport. For information on the candidates, click on the link below.

Moore retired in June after a 33-year career as a library media specialist in the Litchfield school system and Walker is a retired school counselor who spent 15 years of her career at Litchfield High School.

Olmstead is chairman of the town facilities review committee and Hunt and Davenport served on the temporary school regional school district study committee that shepherded the proposed merger to referendums in Litchfield, Warren, Morris and Goshen in June. Morosani also served on the temporary regional school district study committee and Breslin is a former superintendent of schools in Region 6 and a former principal of Litchfield High School.

Following the town meeting, Town Clerk Lisa Losee will administer the oath of office to the three candidates chosen to serve on the Region 20 board. The board will hold its first meeting Aug. 1 at the Litchfield Community Center.

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