EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 7, 2013

Two face off for Hampstead School Board seats

By Alex Lippa

---- — HAMPSTEAD — Two newcomers are seeking an open seat on the Hampstead School Board.

Robert O’Brien and Jason Cipriano are each seeking a three-year term.

Board chairman Judy Graham decided not to run this year after years of service to the district on the School Board and Budget Committee.

Both candidates said they want to give the best educational experience to the district’s children as possible.

Here is a look at the candidates:

Robert O’Brien

Age: 67

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Retired

Elective Experience: Budget Committee

What is the most important issue facing the School Board? Families move to Hampstead because our schools have the reputation to be excellent. The School Board has the responsibility to meet that standard.

Jason Cipriano

Age: 33

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Supply chain manager, adjunct professor

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing the School Board? Balancing the dual goals of providing the highest quality educational experience for our children while also minimizing the tax burden to residents.