New member appointed to Hempfield school board
The Hempfield Area School Board has a new member.
The board Monday voted 7-1 to appoint Mike Alfery, 49, to replace Chris Rossman, who submitted his resignation in June because he relocated for work. Paul Adams voted against the appointment.
Alfery is a candidate in the school board race in November. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary when he received 13% of the votes on the Republican ballot and more than 10% on the Democratic ballot.
The board had 30 days to fill the vacancy, according to school policies, after Rossman’s resignation went into effect June 23.
Alfery officially started his term during Monday’s public meeting. His appointment to the board will expire Dec. 4.
Due to Rossman’s resignation, two more candidates, one each appointed by the Republican and Democratic parties, will be added to the November ballot. Whoever is elected will serve the remaining two years of Rossman’s term, through December 2021.
Candidates running for Rossman’s seat will join cross-filed candidates Bompiani, DeAugustine, Alfery and incumbent Jeanne Smith along with Republican candidate Jennifer Bretz and Democratic incumbent David Iwig.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .