July 23, 2016

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Bryan C. Williams wins state Board of Education’s 5th District

Bryan C. Williams, the incumbent in the race for the state Board of Education’s 5th District, which includes Medina County, carried the race against two opponents.

Williams, 47, of Fairlawn, was appointed in 2011.

Running against him were Rich Javorek, 61, of Lafayette Township, who taught history in Brunswick schools for 35 years and now teaches at teaches at Bryant and Stratton; and Marianne Gasiecki, 50, the founder of the Mansfield tea party.

The state board sets education policies, including academic content standards, and develops rules for state standardized tests and teacher licensing requirements. The board includes 11 district representatives and eight members appointed by the governor.

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