MADISONVILLE-Three Monroe County Board
of Education incumbents were ousted in Thursday's election while
incumbent Property Assessor Mike Shadden rolled to a big win.
It was a long hot Election Day, which
brought some major changes to the School Board when the final votes
were tallied around 9 a.m.
The 1st District School Board will stay
the same, as incumbent Jerry Snyder was unopposed and received 1,081
But both incumbent 2nd District Monroe
County Board of Education members lost.
Janie Harrill, 1,389 votes, and former
Director of Schools Bob Lovingood, 1,121, votes, rolled to big win
with incumbents David Evans, 741 votes, and Danny Isbill, 681, giving
up their board seats. Jeffery D. Roberts and Stephanie Alton finished
The 3rd District Monroe Board of
Education saw one major change.
Incumbent Sonya Martin Lynn kept her
seat with 1,009 votes. Steve Rogers, a former School Board member,
won the second seat in a close vote over Steve Moore, 851 to 834.
"It's been a long hard race," Lynn
Lynn thanked her supporters and said
she would continue to work for the children of Monroe County.
But Incumbent Ron Eydt finished fifth
with 561 votes to lose his board seat. Kristy Blankenship finished
ahead of Eydt with 710 votes.
Mike Shadden rolled to a big win
keeping the property assessor's job with 4,229 votes to 2,033 for
challenger Bill Wolfe.
"I am very thankful," Shadden said,
looking forward to another four-year term.
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