Socey makes ballot for Lancaster school board

by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—Candidates qualifying for the November 7 election for Lancaster school board recently grew by one entry.

Margaret Socey’s name will now appear on the District 5 ballot along with Lara Brown and Carolyn Young. Socey was granted an extension to file three required documents left out of her original submission.

The filing deadline was June 13, which Socey said she met with weeks to spare. However, she only submitted two of the required forms—the qualified petitions and declaration of candidacy.

“She was missing her financial forms,” said Lancaster registrar Susan Jett. “The statement of organization, statement of economic interest and certificate of candidate qualifications were not included.”

Socey’s disappointment did not last long.

On June 19, she received an email from the Department of Elections (VDOE) giving her a 10-day extension.


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