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Mathews School Board candidates take part in MidPenVOTE forum

Candidates for the Mathews County School Board shared their views and answered questions during the Middle Peninsula League of Voters forum Monday night at Mathews Memorial Library.

Incumbents Jen Little and John Persinger were present, along with their challengers Jeanice Sadler and Robert Sherrill. Incumbent Lanell Jarvis was absent.

Little touted the success of local schools under the current board’s watch and said it was her duty to advocate for the children in the community. She said she puts service above self.

Persinger said he cares about the community and that his test in making decisions had always been whether it makes sense and helps students.

Sadler said she would bring a fresh perspective to the school board, would seek to maximize educational expenses while minimizing administrative expenses, and would advocate to be released from state mandates or receive more money.

Sherrill said he has experience in all aspects of education, from teaching to being an...

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