A former Manchester school board member has withdrawn her candidacy for her former seat, saying she is moving out of the city.
Lisa Freeman filed paperwork last Friday to run for the Ward 5 seat on the Board of School Committee, looking to unseat incumbent Jeremy Dobson. She also filed to run for ward clerk.
But on Tuesday, Freeman submitted a signed letter to Manchester City Clerk Matt Normand announcing she was withdrawing from the race, saying she will no longer be qualified to seek the office of school committeeman or the position of ward clerk “as I cannot meet the domicile requirements.”
“I discovered in the days immediately following the close of the filing period that I am selling my Manchester residence and imminently moving out of the city,” wrote Freeman. “Further, I hereby request you remove my name from the Municipal Primary Ballot immediately in both instances to avoid any confusion for the voters in the ward.”
Freeman lost her bid for reelection to the school board to Dobson in 2019, 389 to 376.