WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington School Committee member Jo Newhouse announced today that she does not intend to seek re-election to the School Committee at this year’s April 23rd Annual Town Election.
“It has been an honor serving the students and residents of Wilmington,” explained Newhouse, “but given personal and family demands, I do not expect to be able to spend the time it will take, over the next three years, to do the job right.”
After filling a vacancy on the Committee in August 2018, Mrs. Newhouse was elected to a three-year term on the Committee in 2019, garnering nearly 2,400 votes in her first bid for public office. Prior to that, she served as a six-year member of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, which she had co-chaired for three of those years.
When asked about her experience as a School Committee member, Newhouse acknowledged the hard work of many individuals, paid professionals and volunteers alike.
“I have enjoyed the unique challenges of the past couple years, and I am extremely grateful to the residents of Wilmington for entrusting me with a seat on the Committee,” she said. “I wish my colleagues on the Board, the Superintendent and the entire school district much success going forward.”