Joe DiMaio Withdraws from the Board of Education Elections Releases Statement

At Tuesday night’s Budget Hearing JPS Board President, Joe DiMaio, released a statement regarding the upcoming School Board Elections to be held Tuesday, May 17th:

Statement by President Joe DiMaio  -  May 10, 2016

Joe DiMaio has decided to pull out of this year’s School Board elections.  “After many years of service to the district I love, I have decided to withdraw from the school board elections and say farewell to my friends and colleagues at the end of my current term in June,” Mr. DiMaio said.  Joe has been on the Board for twelve years and served as Board President for four.  “I’m so pleased with how well things in the District have been going, President DiMaio said. “As I reflected on my options, it just seemed this was a good time to bring this phase of my contributions to a close.” Though his name will still appear on the ballot, Mr. DiMaio has asked that voters not waste a vote on him, because he will decline to serve a fifth term.  “I still have children and grandchildren in the district,” he noted, “so I will remain an active volunteer in their schools and in this community.”  

As the School Board Elections are a week away, Mr. DiMaio’s name will still show on the ballot as a candidate on May 17th. However, per his statement, Mr. DiMaio will not accept the seat should he collect enough votes. The district has also already mailed out a postcard with Board of Education candidate information, which people should receive this week in their mail. Mr. DiMaio will be listed on that postcard as a candidate.

There are two seats on the ballot for three-year terms. There are now three candidates running: Jeffrey Yeates, Todd Rushforth and Patrick Slagle.

posted on 05/11/2016 - filed under: Board of Education, Community, Spotlight