School board candidate with most cash, fell far short on votes

The race to fill Mike Murgio’s old seat on the School Board is down to Barbara McQuinn and Tom Sutterfield.

Both wound up getting about a quarter of the slightly more than 26,000 votes cast, coming within perhaps 50 votes of each other, according to the unofficial, preliminary numbers from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections.

Unofficial results reported by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election.

Unofficial results reported by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election.

Ellen Baker, a high school teacher and former elected officer for the countywide teachers union, also had a good showing – just not good enough to land in the top two.

Having an abundance of cash, more than twice any of his competitors, did not help Henry “D” DiGiacinto. At last count, the man with strong ties to two charter schools in the community, had raised more than $84,000 – including $27,800 in loans – and spent more than $55,000.    Despite that backing, he landed less than 10 percent of the vote.

 

 

 

 

 

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