Published DateMEREDITH — Mark Billings defeated Chris Mega by a very slim margin in yesterday's voting, earning the privilege of representing Meredith for a three year term on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Billings attracted 617 votes, 50.8 percent of the total, while Mega had 596.
The two candidates were running to succeed Jack Carty, who is retiring after three consecutive terms on the board. Sally Whalen, the Center Harbor representative, was re-elected without opposition to a three-year term.
Of the three towns in the school district, Billings only carried Meredith in yesterday's voting, winning in that town by the margin of 439 (61 percent) to 283.
Center Harbor voters preferred Mega by the rate of 95 to 78. Mega was also the hands-down favorite in Sandwich, where he won 218 (69 percent) of the 318 votes cast.
Candidates for the dedicated Meredith seat had to be residents of that township but voters in all three towns were able to participate in the voting.