Pennsylvania school board rejects 'cis, white male' for board president

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'A school board in Pennsylvania had voted 8-1 this week against allowing one of their colleagues, Gregory D’Elia, to become the president of the board because he is a “cis, white male.”

“I believe that Mr. D’Elia would make an excellent president,” Upper Moreland School Board member Jennifer Solot said during the vote on Tuesday in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. “However, I feel that electing the only cis, white male president of this district sends the wrong message to our community — a message that is contrary to what we as a board have been trying to accomplish.”
Byrnes then conceded that she would vote for Stainback. Rose Huber also hesitated, but after a long pause, she also voted for Stainback. In the 8-1 vote, D’Elia was the only one to vote for himself.

D'Elia, the "cis, white male” school board member, was supported by the Upper Moreland Democrats when he ran in 2019.

The father of three children attended Penn State and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2005. According to a 2019 candidate questionnaire, he holds four U.S. patents and "headed design and installation on guy lines on the new One World Trade Center."'

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