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Brohm, Rilling Reflect on School Board Victories

Winners of West Hempstead Board of Election races thank supporters.

Carole Rilling's and James Mariano's eighteen years of service on the West Hempstead school board wasn't enough for voters who re-elected both of them Tuesday to seventh terms.

Although Mariano was not available for comment, Rilling told Patch Wednesday morning:

"The West Hempstead community was heard loud and clear last night. The budget passed by hundreds of votes. Congratulations and a huge thank you to the administration for all their hard work."

Regarding the school board election, she said, "The community also expressed their vote of confidence in both Jim Mariano and me, giving us a 7th term each. That is saying a lot. I have a very good feeling about the future of our town and our school district.  Our community is united. My Motto is 'Aspire Higher," and we did!

Also joining Rilling and Mariano on the school board is former PTA President Karen Brohm, who won the race for the seat Trustee Anthony Brita resigned from last summer. She was sworn in last night after the votes were all counted. 

"The support I have received from my family, friends, and the community has been overwhelming," Brohm told Patch. "It will be my pleasure to continue to serve as an advocate for the children of our district as a member of the school board."

For a full recap of the school board election and budget vote results

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