SCARBOROUGH — Incumbent John Cole and newcomer Aymie Hardesty won seats on the Board of Education, defeating William Armishaw.

Cole got 4,958 votes, Hardesty got 4,517 votes and Armishaw got 3,843 votes.

Armishaw stressed the need to rely on research in making budget decisions. Cole said much more transparency is needed in the budget process. Hardesty, who may be best known for raising concerns about air quality at Wentworth Intermediate School, emphasized the need for transparency in school matters.