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Porter, Mettler survive challenge in New London

Sep 13, 2017
Photo by: Brooks Taylor Margaret Helmick of Mt. Pleasant signs in to cast her vote Tuesday afternoon in the Mt. Pleasant School Board election. Mt. Pleasant voters visited the booths in the wrestling room at Cottrell Gymnasium.

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News


Incumbents Lindsay Porter and Shane Mettler prevailed Tuesday in the only contested school board election in the county.

Porter, 227 votes, and Mettler, 191 votes, were re-elected to four-year terms on the New London School Board. Challenger Michael McBeth notched 158 votes. Some 322 of 2,198 registered voters cast ballots in the district.

Three newcomers will take seats on the Mt. Pleasant School Board. Martha Wiley and Willy Amos led the way with 303 votes each. Kevin Sandersfeld had 297 votes. Turnout was minuscule with 227 of 8,618 registered voters casting ballots.

Public Measure Proposition A cruised to an easy 318-9 win. The proposition is a revenue-purpose statement, specifying uses for proceeds from penny sales tax Mt. Pleasant receives.

Aaron Cummings, 95 votes, and Travis Pogmore, 52 votes, were unopposed for the two open seats at Winfield-Mt. Union.

Incumbents Thomas Gerot, Barbara J. Shelman and Tim Graber were unopposed in the WACO School District. Gerot and Shelman each had 122 votes and Graber 89.

Newly-elected school board members will take office for four-year terms at the next school board meetings.

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