School board races see familiar faces

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Many school board seats across Lawrence County will be filled with incumbents, according to the unofficial results from the Lawrence County Board of Elections.

The Lawrence County Educational Service Center seats were unopposed, with Darrell Davis and Kenneth Shafer keeping their posts.

Incumbents Deanna Holliday and James Beals kept their Dawson-Bryant School Board seats, earning a combined 63 percent of votes. They beat out candidates Brady Harrison and Becky Miller.

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In the Fairland Local School District, incumbents Jason Gorby and John Lewis also kept their seats against candidates Lester Brumfield Jr. and Charles Workman.

There were three seats up for grabs in the Ironton City School District. Mark Fields joins the board with incumbents Robert Pleasant Jr. and Tim Johnson.

There were also three seats up for grabs in the Rock Hill School District. Five candidates ran for the seats, including all three incumbents. In a close race, Dennis Hankins and Keith Roth kept their seats, while incumbent Lavetta Sites, who was seeking her third term, didn’t make the cut. The third seat was filled by Tim Mootz. All three winners earned a little more than 23 percent of the votes.

In the South Point Local School District, eight candidates ran for three seats. Incumbent Tom Roberts kept his seat. Jacque Tyler and Terry Blake won the other seats.

In the Symmes Valley Local School District, three candidates ran for two seats, with no incumbents running. Steven D. Brown and Kent Wells won the seats.