Marion BOE President Cox defeated at polls

November 8, 2018

By John Raffel
Correspondent

Marion voters have given village president Don Gillmore at least two more years in his position.

Gillmore won re-election on Tuesday by a 168-121 count over challenger Tony Maddox.

Four candidates ran for three trustee spots on the council. Stephen Henderson had the most votes at 211, followed by Bonne Richardson Tenney (174), Calvin J. Ellens (150) and Scott Salisbury (144). Ellens was the challenger and joins the council. The other three were incumbents.

Working on the millpond project will be among the major challenges in the next two years, Gillmore said.

He added that the financial resources the village has puts Marion in good shape.

The vote for four Marion Public Schools Board of Education seats had eight candidates. The elections had precincts in seven townships: Hartwick, Highland, Marion, Middle Branch, Rose Lake, Sherman and Sylvan.

The four individuals elected were Chris McCrimmon (664), Tammy Ladd (599), Ryan A. Raymond (586) and Cindy Truxton (496). The other candidates were board president Monica Cox (453), Courtney Wilson (453), Angela M. Carpenter (424) and Keith Calkins (384).

There were 20 write-in votes.

Along with Cox, incumbent board members were McCrimmon, Raymond and Wilson. Only McCrimmon and Raymond, of those four, will be returning to the board.




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