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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • UPDATE: School board elections

  • Voters cast their ballots for the four Saline County school districts Tuesday night, and a few Saline residents voted for Gallatin County Board of Education.
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  • Carrier Mills
    Five candidates ran for three seats on the board.
    Combining the Saline and Williamson county votes the three top-vote getters are Sammy J. Dudley with 192, Georgia Cowger 188 and Figg with 188. Parks got 183 and Doty got 129 votes.
    The election results become official April 23 after the existing school board canvasses the election, according to the Saline County Clerk.
    Eldorado
    In Eldorado voters re-elected Larry Parks with 814 votes, 39 percent; David Bartok with 678 votes, 32 percent; Keith Oglesby with 806 votes, 47 percent; and Ron Bradley with 890 votes, 52 percent.
    Rae Hill Cain was defeated with 578 votes, 27 percent.
    Those unofficial totals do not include votes from neighboring counties within Eldorado's school district.
    Galatia
    There were four seats open on the Galatia Board of Education, but only three candidates.
    Tim A. Pribble received 189 votes, 31 percent, to retain his seat on the board; Robert Patterson received 216 votes, 36 percent to retain his seat; and Justin G. Travelstead received 191 votes, 32 percent, and is new to the board.
    Gallatin
    A handful of Saline County voters cast their ballots for Gallatin County Board of Education members.
    Saline voters gave the nod to Richard H. Case with six votes, 23 percent; Gary Clayton with five votes, 19 percent; Rob M. Wood with five votes, 19 percent, Robert Y. Prince with five votes, 19 percent; Steven McGuire with four votes, 15 percent; and Michael Blain with one vote, 3 percent.
    Gallatin election results were not available at press time.
    Harrisburg
    Voters re-elected all incumbent Harrisburg school board members to the four open seats and there were no challengers.
    Michele Way received 1,273, 48 percent; Molly Wilson Dearing received 1,329 votes, 51 percent; Tom DeNeal, 1,413 votes, 51 percent; and Kevin Dowdy with 1,308, 48 percent.
    Correction
    Due to a reporter’s error, the outcome of the Carrier Mills-Stonefort school board election was wrong in Wednesday’s Page 2A story “Voters shuffle Carrier Mills-Stonefort school board.” The story included results of the Saline County voters. The Williamson County voters within the Carrier Mills-Stonefort school district appear to have altered the outcome. Sammy Dudley received an additional 15 Williamson County votes, Cowger 13, Doty 10, Parks four and Figg two. With those additional votes the three top-vote getters for the three available board seats are Dudley with 192, Cowger 188 and Figg with 188. Parks got 183 and Doty got 129 votes, according to the information provided by the school. The election results become official April 23 after the existing school board canvasses the election, according to the Saline County Clerk. The above story has been altered to reflect the new Williamson County information.

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