FOXBOROUGH (WBZNewsRadio) - Former New England Patriots player Matt Light's bid for a seat on the Foxborough School Committee has fallen short. He finished third in Monday's election in a four-way race for two open seats.
Light, who was running for a three-year term on the board, had been critical of school masks mandates, remote learning, and other health restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. He has also been open about his son's heart condition saying it's dangerous for his son to wear a mask, which he says restricts his oxygen intake.
According to the unofficial results posted on the town's website, the 43-year-old received 1,137 votes. Board Chair Robert Canfield III had 1,792 votes, while fellow incumbent Brent Ruter received 1,710 votes. Both Canfield and Ruter supported masking requirements in public schools.
Light is a three-time Super Bowl winner during his 11-year NFL career with the Patriots. He also has four children who have gone through or are currently enrolled in Foxborough Public Schools
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports