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Baltimore Teacher's Union President loses in preliminary election

Posted at 9:16 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 08:48:05-04

BALTIMORE — Preliminary election results released by the Baltimore Teacher's Union Elections and Nominations Committee suggests that there might be a new President taking over the union.

According to the results, current Baltimore Teacher's Union President Marietta English was edged out by candidate Diamonte Brown in the election held on Wednesday.

Brown took a lead with 901 votes and English fell behind with a total of 839 votes.

Teacher's Union officials say English plans to challenge the preliminary results.

"Throughout this campaign, there were egregious violations of the elections process. I can’t in good faith concede this election. We will be challenging tonight’s preliminary results," said Marietta English.

Officials say Wednesday's votes were tallied electronically, and will be recounted by hand Thursday morning.

English has been the Baltimore Teacher's Union President since 1998.