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Hooksett School Board candidate drops out
Though she noted it's too late to strike her name from the ballot, Berk said she'll be unable to commit to the school board if elected on March 11.
"With deep regret, I need to inform the voters in Hooksett that I will not be able to accept a seat on the Hooksett School Board if I am elected on March 11," she wrote in a statement. "I do hope to reach as many voters as possible in advance, however, so that they may select their top three-year candidates, as if I were not listed on the ballot."
"Given the crossroads at which Hooksett and Manchester find themselves, I believe that simultaneously fulfilling a lead role in close cooperation with the Manchester school district and serving on the Hooksett School Board may pose situations with potential conflicts of loyalty, whether real or perceived," she said. "The integrity of elected officials to represent their communities fairly is paramount, and I would never intentionally jeopardize that integrity.
John Lyscars, who is completing his first year on the Hooksett School Board, said he was hoping to work with Berk in an effort to move the district forward.
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