Nashua BOE special election set for March 20

Cost to replace Hallowell at more than $30K

File photo Robert Hallowell, former chairman of the Board of Education Budget Committee.

NASHUA – The city will spend a little more than $30,000 on a special election to replace Board of Education member Robert Hallowell, who stepped down in November, with two years left on his term.

The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to hold the upcoming special election on March 20, and to allocate more than $13,000 from the city’s contingency fund to help pay for the election. The rest of the money is coming from the city clerk’s budget.

Hallowell, who had served on the Board of Education for 10 years, resigned after the city elections in 2017, citing a difficult political climate as one of the reasons he was leaving office.

“It has been increasingly more difficult to have productive conversations around improving the education of our students. Constantly changing administrations and an array of special interests have made governing the district difficult, if not impossible,” Hallowell said at the time.

No information has yet been published on filing deadlines for those interested in the seat. The Nashua city clerk’s office is expected to make that information available soon.

Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245

or dfisher@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DF.