PLAISTOW — Two candidates are looking to represent Plaistow for a three-year term on the Timberlane School Board.
Incumbent Sue Sherman will be challenged by newcomer Tony Cantone. The election is March 11.
Sherman was appointed to the School Board in August to fill the seat of Elizabeth Kosta, who had resigned.
Sherman is a retired teacher who has served on multiple committees in town. Her husband, John, is a selectman.
Cantone is a political newcomer who is a business executive. He is also running for Budget Committee.
Name: Susan Sherman
Occupation: Retired middle school science teacher
Elective experience: School Board
What is the single most important issue facing the School Board? Continuing to improve through academic rigor and communication to the community, and helping to produce young adults that will make a positive and lasting impact.
Name: Tony Cantone
Occupation: President of The Hope Group Corporation
Elective Experience: None
What is the single most important issue facing the School Board? Providing effective educational initiatives that are with the community’s values and remain within the constraints of a well-reasoned budget, while keeping our children’s safety paramount.