AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Board of Education has elected a new chair and vice chair.

Lewiston resident Peter Geiger will replace outgoing chair Nancy Perkins on the nine-member board.

Geiger served on the state board from 1992-1997 and was chair when Learning Results became law. He is also the executive vice president of Geiger, the nation’s largest family-owned promotional products company. He’s also the editor and publisher of the Farmers’ Almanac.

Perkins will remain a member of the board.

Martha Harris, who’s from Winterport, has been elected vice chair of the state panel.

Harris has served on the board of RSU 22/SAD 22 for nearly two decades and has led the policy and building committees.

The one-year positions began on July 1. Geiger and Harris can be re-elected once their terms are complete.


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