The race for three open seats on the Carroll County school board expanded to a field of eight candidates by last week's filing deadline. The six top vote-getters in the Sept. 12 primary election will proceed to the Nov. 7 general election, said Patricia Matsko, the county's election director.
The candidates are:
George E. Maloney of New Windsor
Gary Bauer of Westminster
Patricia W. Gadberry of Sykesville
Ernest F. Sharff of Westminster
Barbara Shreeve of Manchester
Eric M. Weber of Westminster
Dan Dekowski of Sykesville
Dave Roush of Westminster
The nonpartisan elections for the five-member school board are staggered, with two seats open in presidential election years and three slots available in the years of gubernatorial contests. School board members are elected to four-year terms.