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Simpson withdraws from school election

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Says new professional opportunity would prevent him from serving

By Jesef Williams

One of the candidates looking to fill the Lancaster County school board seat held by the late Dr. Peter Barry has dropped out of the race.
Al Simpson submitted a letter of withdrawal Friday afternoon to the Lancaster County Election Commission.
Ronald Burke and Bill Sumner are the remaining candidates. The special election for the District 4 seat will be Nov. 30.
“I got an employment opportunity that’s not going to allow me to serve in that position,” said Simpson, who wouldn’t elaborate.


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