Pat Doyle is a write-in candidate for School Committee

Ed. note: Given that early voting has already begun on Block Island, the paper felt that potential voters should know that there is a third candidate running for School Committee, aside from announced candidates Annie Hall and Jessica Willi. Anyone who wishes to write in Doyle’s name on the ballot must officially write the name as ‘Patricia Doyle’ in order for the vote to count.
Pat Doyle, who previously served eight years on the Block Island School Committee, would like to return to that volunteer position as a write-in candidate. The School Committee is a five person board and two seats currently do not have official candidates. Sitting members Annie Hall and Jessica Willi are both running for re-election, and board member Persephone Brown is not up for election this year. This leaves two open seats, one of which Doyle would like to fill as a write-in, and the other one will be filled by a Town Council appointee.
The way Doyle sees it, when someone serves on a Block Island board, decisions and discussions don’t necessarily focus on narrow issues, but rather touch on the entire community.
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