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Williamston School Board President Unseated Following Recall

Kevin Lavery

In Williamston, three out of four school board members have survived attempts at a recall. 



As WKAR News reported in October, the board fell under scrutiny following the adoption of several policies to protect transgender students in November 2017. 


Karen Potter unseated board president Greg Talbert by a margin of two points. 


However,  board members Nancy Deal, Sarah Belanger, and Christopher Lewis survived the recall effort and will remain in their positions. 


Potter said she’s prepared to work together as a team and start looking to the future. 


“I think that at this point, everybody is ready to start the healing and the restoration process," said Potter. "So, I think that we just need to get back to the business of the district, and I see no problems working with anyone at the table.” 

Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
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