HAGERSTOWN - One Washington County Board of Education member appears to have been ousted in Tuesday's general election.
Incumbent Jacqueline B. Fischer, 60, of Clear Spring, served one four-year term on the board. She received 12,447 votes, according to complete but unofficial results.
She was the fourth-highest vote-getter with 15.2 percent of the vote.
"I'm obviously disappointed," Fischer said after learning the results.
Two new board members were elected, and one incumbent was re-elected.
There were 4,037 absentee ballots issued; as of Tuesday, 3,550 had been returned. Those ballots will be counted Thursday.
Paul W. Bailey, 72, of Hagerstown, was the second-highest vote-getter with 16,044 votes (19.59 percent), according to complete but unofficial results.
He has served two four-year terms on the Board of Education and has worked in education for about 46 years.
"I have to be pleased with the results, and I certainly commend those who were participants in the race," Bailey said.