Monday, February 25, 2013
Benjamin Echevarria Resigns Due to Health Issues-Steven Roix Voted to Fill Ward 1 Seat
Tonight's School Committee meeting saw the unfortunate resignation of Benjamin Echevarria due to health issues. Mr. Echevarria was chosen to represent Ward 1 in a resume process after the resignation of Maureen Cuff-Bastardi in December. Bastardi was approved to fill the seat of outgoing Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche.
The Committee, with the exception of Ward 5 Representative Mark Niedergang, has voted in Steven Roix to fill the seat, but he still has to formally accept. Roix was Bastardi's choice, but the School Committee decided to exercise their Charter rights and conduct their own search.
Ward 1 has been without representation since December of 2012.