Devine, Powers keep seats on school board

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The Marysville Board of Education will retain two of its current members.
According to unofficial results from the Union County Board of Elections, Sue Devine and Amy Powers will hold their seats on the Marysville Exempted Village School District Board of Education.
Devine received approximately 42% of votes, Powers received almost 41% and challenger Kevin Behrens received nearly 17%.
Of 9,174 votes, 3,882 were for Devine, 3,748 for Powers and 1,544 for Behrens.
Devine, who is the current board President, said she hopes to continue to help students while being fiscally responsible.
“Our governance team strives to provide the best opportunities for all our students, while being thoughtful stewards of our community’s values and tax dollars,” she stated in an email to the Journal-Tribune.
Devine and Powers both thanked the community for their support, as well as the opportunity to continue serving on the board.
“I would like to thank all of my supporters for giving me the honor once again to serve our schools and community,” Powers stated in an email.
Behrens said the election was a tough competition, but he will continue to stay involved in the local schools.
“I have never been afraid to compete but a low turnout makes going up against a voting bloc tough because they outnumbered me two-to-one, and that’s what the numbers showed last night,” he stated in an email.



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