(Northampton, MA) — A popular Northampton School Committee member has won re-election with a write-in campaign after failing to get his name on the ballot. Downey Meyer had a good excuse for not turning in his paperwork on time. On July 22nd after midnight, his car hit a moose in northern New Hampshire. The moose ambled off and Meyer hobbled the car to a repair shop, but there was no way he’d make it to the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m. His supporters spread the word, and voters put Meyer back on the board. He tells the “Gazette” he’s happy to be re-elected.