It is good to see the people of the York Suburban district reject the craziness. Sometimes democracy works.
Here is Mike Argento of the York Daily Record:
The York Suburban School Board race was, by any measure, a messy affair.
Opponents of one candidate, Quentin Gee, brought up past social media posts expressing relief in the deaths of Republican Sen. Mike Reese and an Arkansas GOP county chairman – both against COVID-19 mask mandates – and posted a Facebook video of him receiving a lap dance at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. “I don’t think they really became an issue,” Gee said. “But I did not expect that to happen in a school board race.”
Another candidate, Cecilia Marie Clark, had her past criminal record, including a 2016 DUI, posted on Facebook by political opponents. Clark, in an email, acknowledged “the mistake I made over seven years ago” and wrote that she was “grateful I have corrected course through hard work and my faith in God.”
Gee won a seat on the board. Clark did not.
Conservative candidates benefited from a $10,000 campaign contribution from a PAC that opposes COVID restrictions placed on schools and the inclusion of critical race theory in the curriculum. (York Suburban does not teach critical race theory.)
The voters spoke on Tuesday – selecting four members of the board and rejecting candidates who were most vocal in their opposition to mask mandates and critical race theory.
Read the rest here.