Mary Stanton Wins Sixth Term on Board

Board of Education President Mary Stanton won her sixth term on the Board of Education this week, defeating challenger Jeffrey Price.

While Stanton received 3,543 votes, or 57.4 percent, Price garnered 2,625 votes, or 42.6 percent.  Stanton will be sworn into her sixth consecutive four-year term in July.  Two other incumbent school board members, David Barton and John McGinnis, also will begin four-year terms in July after running unopposed in this week’s election.

Barton will begin his second term on the board.  McGinnis was first elected in December 2009 when he defeated four other candidates in a special election to fill the remainder of Michael Ellis’ unexpired term.  Ellis resigned from the board last September.

About 14.7 percent of voters turned out for this week’s election.