By Doug Ireland
---- — NEWTON — Longtime Sanborn Regional School Board member James Doggett is fending off a challenge for his seat.
Doggett, a board member for 24 years, is running against Renee King to keep the three-year Newton seat. The election is Tuesday.
He has a long record of public service. Doggett has served nine years on the Planning Board and five years as a trustee of trust funds. He’s also a past cemetery trustee.
King, who has a business background, has never served in elective office. Jason Faria and Jon LeBlanc are running for a three-year seat on the board representing Kingston.
Elective experience: School Board, Newton Planning Board, trustee of trust funds, cemetery trustee
What do you plan to do if elected? I will continue to work to provide our students with the high quality education they deserve balanced with what our taxpayers can realistically afford.
Occupation: Finance administrator
Elective experience: None
What do you plan to do if elected? Work to make decisions in the best interests of all and be in the top 10 percent of New Hampshire schools without creating a financial burden.