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Monday, October 24, 2016

Candice Savin Appointed to Board of Ed

Westport real estate attorney Candice Savin joined the Board of Education tonight, taking her seat after being sworn in by Town Clerk Patricia Strauss following unanimous approval by the board.

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Candice Savin: takes over vacant seat. Photo from BOE Television

Savin replaces Brett Aronow, who stepped down from the seven-member board Sept. 26. Savin will fulfill the term, which ends November 2017.

Savin, a Democrat, was one of three finalists out of 10 applicants interviewed by the Democratic Town Committee’s (DTC) search committee. Savin serves as vice chair of the DTC but was not involved in the search process.

Michael Gordon, school board chairman, touted Savin’s background. She served on the Kings Highway School’s PTA, the boards of The Conservative Synagogue and Hadassah, as a former New York City prosecutor and currently works a local real estate attorney, he said.

She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and received her law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1993.

Jeannie Smith, board vice chairwoman, was quick to point out that Savin is her neighbor and that she and her husband, Daniel Gross, a journalist and author who was present, are “wonderful model citizens.”

“Her vast skill set will complement our team,” said Smith.

—James Lomuscio

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