Voters changes faces on El Centro elementary school board

November 07, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

The voters were ready for change on the El Centro Elementary School District Board of Trustees as three newcomers beat three incumbents for seats on the board.

The preliminary results show George McFaddin and Mike Lara topping incumbents Ronald Hull and Ramona Luera Dillon for two full-term seats.

Preliminary figures also have Sedalia Sanders beating incumbent Janie Marlborough in a landslide victory for one short-term seat.

In the full-term seat election, McFaddin led all candidates with more than 28 percent of the vote with 1,287 ballots cast in his favor. Lara is poised to fill the other full-term seat as he garnered 1,222 votes, or about 27 percent.

Hull followed with 1,120 votes, or nearly a quarter of all votes cast. Dillon received 871 votes, or about 19 percent.


In the short-term seat election, Sanders received 1,834 votes, or about 69 percent of the total. Marlborough received 817 votes, or nearly 31 percent.

"People wanted a change," Lara said, adding his thanks to the parents and teachers of the district.

"I'm extremely pleased with the voter turnout and response," Sanders said.

"The community has always been good to me and I intend to respond in kind by serving well," Sanders added.

McFaddin did not return a phone call seeking comment.

>>Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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