Don Dawes seeking re-election to Utica Board of Education

One of the two members of the Utica City School District Board of Education whose term expires this year has announced he’ll seek re-election in May.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 4:40 PM

UTICA – One of the two members of the Utica City School District Board of Education whose term expires this year has announced he’ll seek re-election in May.

Board member Don Dawes announced Thursday he’ll be seeking re-election for his position in the vote on May 15, according to a press release sent by the assistant clerk for the Board of Education.

“Mr. Dawes is committed and invested in the education of our children,” the press release reads. “He has grandchildren who attended Utica Schools and believes in the education that the district provides each day. His only focus is to make our schools the very best that they can be and schools where parents feel that their children are being cared for in a safe and productive learning environment.”

Some of Dawes’ accomplishments during his tenure on the board, according to the news release, include enhancing school district health and safety initiatives for staff and students as chairperson for the district’s Health and Safety/Buildings and Grounds Committees; strong fiscal oversight and management of the district’s Capital Project; and strengthening and safeguarding the district’s athletic and physical education programs as chairperson of the district’s Physical Education and Athletics Committee.

The board positions currently held by Dawes and Michael Paul are up for election in May as their five-year terms come to an end, and the remaining three years of the term previously served by Michael Galimo is up for election after he resigned from the position.

Utica residents Anthony LaPolla and Joseph Hobika Jr. have also announced their candidacies for the Board of Education positions. The two people who receive the most votes will each serve one of the five-year terms, and the candidate who receives the third-highest number of votes will serve the remainder of Galimo’s term.

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