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Following election as Riverhead Town supervisor, Mattituck-Cutchogue board president stepping down next month

Laura Jens-Smith speaks to supporters Tuesday night after her election as Riverhead Town supervisor. Photo: Maria Piedrabuena

Mattituck-Cutchogue school board president Laura Jens-Smith will resign from the board next month.

Jens-Smith was elected Riverhead Town supervisor on Tuesday and will assume that post on Jan. 1.

Her term on the Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education is up in July 2018. The board has the option of filling the vacancy until the May school board election.

Jens-Smith was first elected to the Mattituck-Cutchogue school board to fill a vacancy in May 2011. She was elected to her own three-year term in the following year and re-elected in May 2015. Jens-Smith was first elected president of the board by fellow board members in July 2015.

She said in an interview yesterday she plans to resign from the board in December.

The Laurel resident will be the first woman to serve as Riverhead town supervisor in the town’s 225-year history.

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