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18-year-old takes out papers for School Committee

Sean Harrington, Arlington School Committee

Sean HarringtonEighteen-year-old Sean Harrington on Thursday, Dec. 8, became the third potential candidate to take out papers for School Committee.

Currently a freshman at Middlesex Community College, the Arlington High School graduate has lived in Arlington for 17 years.

Asked why he wants to run, Harrington wrote in an email Dec. 8 that he is "considering a run for School Committee because I want to make a difference in the Arlington School Committee."

Asked what he believes qualifies him to serve, he responded, "I feel the School Committee needs a youthful perspective on the issues facing the Arlington School System. Having graduated from Arlington High last year and being a college student I feel that I am able to give that youthful perspective and help bring diversity to the School Committee."

Harrington made nation headlines in the summer of 2010 when he urged the School Committee to adopt a policy encouraging the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at Arlington High School. By August, a policy was adopted.

Others who have taken out papers for School Committee are James J. Flanagan and Gregory D. Brogan.

Two School Committee seats are to be contested, those of Cindy Starks, the current committee chair, and Jeffrey Thielman. Both say they plan to seek reelection. Thielman was elected to the committee in 2003, and Starks was elected in 2009.

NOTE: On Saturday, Feb. 11, Harrington wrote to the Arlington email list saying he would not be pursuing his candidacy. He promised a statement by Feb. 13.

This story was first published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, and updated Feb. 14, 2012.

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