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May 4, 2010

Experience pays off in school board races



There will be one new school board member in Brownsburg. There were three people running for the at-large seat on the board. Jim Murphy currently holds that seat, but did not seek re-election.

Michael Runyon won the vacancy with 37.34 percent of the vote. He was running against Thomas Kmets who earned 26.82 percent of the vote and Tracy Sullivan who received 35.84 percent.

Danville School Board of Trustees member Scott Bess will also return. He ran unopposed for the Marion Township seat on the board, earning 100 percent of the votes.

The Danville board will have one new member, as Brenda Crosslin decided not to run for re-election to the Center Township seat. Bill Bradshaw won the seat by earning 40.05 percent of the vote. He was running against Keith Gill (26.64 percent), John McBride (17.10 percent), and Chad Sisk (19.20 percent).

The Mill Creek School Board of Trustees will welcome two new members. James Bartee did not run for re-election for the at-large seat on the board. Replacing him will be Maggie Weatherman, who received 100 percent of the vote.

Sheldon R. Cooper won the Liberty Township seat with 39.20 percent of the vote, beating out incumbent Mark Keutzer who had 36.46 percent of the votes and challenger Jim Bryant who earned 24.33 percent of the vote.

The three incumbents on the North West Hendricks Board of School Trustees ran unopposed in their respective races. Kathy Waite (at-large), Brad Williams (Eel River), and Connie L. Bowman (Union) all received 100 percent of the vote.

The Plainfield School Board of Trustees race for the two Guilford Township representatives was a closely contested race.

Bart Beal earned the most votes with 40.66 percent, followed closely by Mark J. Todisco with 32.75 percent. Floyd E. Stanley garnered 26.58 percent of the votes.

Todisco has been serving on the board for 16 years. Beal will return to the board with eight years experience under his belt after a term away. Lisa Roesler did not run for re-election this year.


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