10 write-in votes enough to elect Thomaston man to school board

Posted June 19, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — There were no names on last week’s ballot for two seats on the Regional School Unit 13 Board but voters filled the posts anyway.

Marla McGeady and David Hynd were elected by write-in votes, Town Clerk Joan Linscott said.

McGeady has been on the board since October when selectmen appointed her to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of board member Arvilla Collins. McGeady now returns as an elected member after 23 voters wrote in her name.

Hynd, who was elected with 10 write-in votes, will succeed Darryl Sanborn, who decided not to run for the seat because of time needed for his job at Dorman’s Dairy Dream.

There are 12 members on the RSU 13 Board that also serves Rockland, St. George, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.