Wareham School Committee election results: Incumbent Swett ousted

Apr 03, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat School Committee candidates, from left, Mike Flaherty, Rebekah Pratt and incumbent Geoff Swett.

Wareham voters went to the polls today for the annual town election. The School Committee race had three candidates – Mike Flaherty, Rebekah Pratt and Swett – seeking two seats. The top two vote getters will win spots on the committee.

Results from the School Committee race will be posted here as they are received from the Town Clerk's office. For the full story, along with candidate's reactions, check www.WarehamVillageSoup.com later tonight.

Unofficial results:

Mike Flaherty - 895

Rebekah Pratt - 908

Geoff Swett - 731

Precinct 1

Mike Flaherty - 155

Rebekah Pratt - 124

Geoff Swett - 108

Precinct 2

Mike Flaherty - 157

Rebekah Pratt - 176

Geoff Swett - 121

Precinct 3

Mike Flaherty - 185

Rebekah Pratt - 187

Geoff Swett - 177

Precinct 4

Mike Flaherty - 138

Rebekah Pratt - 121

Geoff Swett - 103

Precinct 5

Mike Flaherty - 172

Rebekah Pratt - 204

Geoff Swett - 151

Precinct 6

Mike Flaherty - 88

Rebekah Pratt - 96

Geoff Swett - 71


Comments (8)
Posted by: Steve Holmes | Apr 03, 2018 21:02

Geoff thank you for your service under very difficult times. We will miss your experience as we head into even more unprecedented and uncharted courses. Congratulations to Rebekah and Mike good luck its not going to be easy.

Posted by: youshouldknow | Apr 03, 2018 23:33

Looking forward to change in the WPS’s district. Congratulations to Becki and Mike!

Posted by: barnstorm | Apr 04, 2018 07:43

Note.....Flaherty and Pratt both stated before the election that they would support an override if initiated

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Apr 04, 2018 08:47

Barn the good news is, that an override can only be put into place after being voted by the people on a ballot. The last time I was alone on the BOS in opposition. The override had support of every elected board, and Finance Committee, but the people get to decide that question. And based on what i still hear, not a chance. If there is a specific project, the folks might go for temporary increase until the project is paid for. But as many have commented on different threads, i think that bucket is full already with District projects.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Apr 04, 2018 09:34

Just another reason to do away with the Districts. They are controlling the ability to do what is needed in Town as they fill their pockets and stock up on more needless blubber, its way beyond fat

Posted by: cranky pants | Apr 04, 2018 10:17

No no no, can't say fillng or lining of pockets... You're gonna have the patrol on you now.

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Apr 04, 2018 13:30

Sphere i dont know if doing away with them is the best answer. The Town is still under guidelines of how much m9ney it can tax the folks. Can you imagine adding water and fire into the town budget and making them a town department? I think Mr. Sullivans head would explode. But i do agree if possible that the Administrative and management of the Districts would obviously generate some savings. Just not sure if that can be done under the State District guidelines.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Apr 05, 2018 06:10

Other Towns have their own fire departments and water departments. There would be a process to bring them into the Town that would need to include working with the State.It maybe dropping property tax equal to amount of district tax. Once the efficiencies are gained by cutting duplication we would start seeing increased funding for other departments in Town

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