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Allegany County Board of Education - V

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Allegany County Board of Education - V

On November 8, 2016 Tammy Fraley and Lorelee Farrell were both elected to a four-year term on the Allegany County Board of Education. This was in a three-way race for two open seats. This brings the total to fifteen (15) women who have have been elected to the Allegany County Board of Education since 1974 when it went from an appointed to elected position. Fraley came in first with 14,509 votes, with Farrell coming in second with 14,244.

(Note: Board member Lorelee Farrell was born in 1951 and passed away in 2017 during her elected term of office.)

In 1974 the Allegany County Board of Education moved from an appointed to an elected position. Prior to that time the appointed Allegany County Board of Education was composed of five members of whom at least two had to be women. In addition, at least two members were to represent the minority political party. To be eligible as a candidate, a prospective member had to submit a petition signed by at least 200 county voters to the Allegany County Board of Elections. There are three women who are known to have been appointed to serve on the Allegany County Board of Education prior to the non-partisan elections initiated in 1974. These have included May B. Bolt who served from August 1963 through December 1974, Wilton J. Young who served from 1961 through 1966, and Esmine (Minnie) Gilbert who served in an appointed position from 1973-1975.


Text - Albert Feldstein

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Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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