BRUNSWICK — Republican candidate Byron Watson has dropped out of the state House District 51 race to run for a seat on the School Board.
“There is nothing more important to me than being able to kiss my children goodnight every night,” Watson, a former School Board chairman, said in a press release. “That is why I have decided to stand up for the children of east Brunswick and give them a voice on the Brunswick School Board.”
Watson’s statement included one campaign platform for his School Board campaign: “I want to lead a Joint Community Task Force to look into offering a ‘Dual Enrollment Program’ similar to what Union County, Florid,a has in place, where our graduating seniors would have an opportunity to leave Brunswick High School with an associate’s degree.”
Watson was placed on the District 51 ballot a month ago after Republican Jeffrey Slocum of Harpswell dropped out. Incumbent state Rep. Joyce McCreight, D-Harpswell, who defeated Watson for the seat in 2014, is now unopposed.