Dion announces candidacy for Ward 9 BOSC seat

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Ben Dion. Promotional photo

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Tuesday, Manchester Board of School Committee (BOSC) Member Ben Dion announced that he will be running for a full term as Ward 9’s representative on the BOSC.

Dion was appointed earlier this year after the resignation of Arthur Beaudry.

In addition to hosting a radio program on WMNH and holding a seat on the Manchester Heritage Commission, Dion is also a former teacher in the Manchester School District, husband to a current Manchester kindergarten teacher and father of a son that Dion says will one day be a student in the Manchester School District.

“I have a vested interest in seeing where the district goes and (seeing) the future of our students,” he said in a video announcing his candidacy. “I look forward to talking with the residents of Ward 9 about the challenges and strengths of our district and how we can best help our students move forward.”

More information on Dion’s candidacy is available on his Facebook page. The signup period for this fall’s municipal election begins next Monday.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.