Camp told the Enterprise on Wednesday morning that she was pleasantly surprised1 by her first-place showing and attributed the support she received to the large-scale door-to-door campaign she ran, covering, in her estimation, about 80 percent of the community.2
"I believe the school system is too expensive and there needs to be more improvement in academics--they're not what they should be," said Camp.
Among her first priorities Camp said is to recommend the district eliminate the Math Trailblazers at the elementary level, which some parents3 have criticized. She vowed to "spend taxpayers' money like I spend my own -- very carefully."
This election, 5 candidates ran for 2 seats; the board president and her running mate were challenged by 3 reform candidates. 1500 people cast votes for BOE, and Robyne's total was 801. John Dawson, also a reform candidate & a teacher in Yonkers, received 621.
Robyne was the only candidate of the 5 who was not endorsed by a newspaper.
1 pleasantly surprised = stunned
2 a force to be reckoned with
3 many parents
Journal News endorsements
Unfair description of Irvington voters
Irvington Budget approved; stricter bus limits defeated; board president ousted