If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again: Syracuse City School Board Twiggy Billue Wins Commissioner of Education Race and a Seat on the School Board


“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” can be traced back to teachers’ manuals, children’s books and even a musical. But in this case, it describes the rise, and rise of Twiggy Billue in her election to a seat on the Board of Education. It’s a story of perseverance and hard work. Ms. Billue has worked tirelessly for this position for a number of election cycles.

Where others have given up, not Twiggy a fierce advocate for Syracuse students and parents her presence will be felt immediately upon her arrival.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” can be traced back to teachers’ manuals, children’s books and even a musical. But in this case, it describes the rise, and rise of Twiggy Billue in her election as Commissioner of Education, a seat on the Board of Education. It’s a story of perseverance and hard work. Ms. Billue has worked tirelessly for this position for a number of election cycles.

Unofficial results are as follows: Twiggy Billue 22.76%|10,683; Karen J. Cordano 21.92%|10,288; Nyatwa Bullock 21.72%| 10,196  These are the top three of six that were on the Commissioner of Education Ballot.

Where others have given up, but not Twiggy, a fierce advocate for Syracuse students and parents her presence will be felt immediately upon her arrival.