The race to fill the seat of retiring member Karen Fogarty features two newcomers, Matt Kavanagh and Michael Gendre.
Kavanagh is a Beverly attorney with three daughters in the Beverly schools, who previously served on the Beverly High School site council.
Gendre is a philosophy teacher at Middlesex Community College, and a member of Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, the group that was founded in 2008 to oppose the override. He has no children in the schools.
The two candidates recently sat down with BevCam's Conversation with the Candidates series. Both interviews are posted below, and provide a good introduction to the two candidates, and their views on the issues facing the schools over the next two years. Take some time to watch.
Both candidates, as well as the City Council and Mayoral candidates will also appear this Wednesday night at the Candidate Night at the Cove Community Center. Click here for more information or to submit a question.
10/27 UPDATE: This week's Beverly Citizen has Q&A's with both Matt Kavanagh and Michael Gendre, and today's Salem News also profiles the race.