George Gensure, a Democrat, was sworn in as a Milford Board of Education member Monday night, taking over the seat of Chris Saley, who resigned because he was hired as the city’s new director of public works.

Gensure had been on the school board, representing District 3, but was not reelected in the last election.

In District 3, the winners in November were Republican Anthony Piselli and Saley.

During a pre-election debate, Gensure said the whole community benefits when its children are well-educated because they may end up becoming the people who work in the community and keep it running.

“Services would be impossible to manage without educated people,” he said, noting that he has long been passionate about education.