Two new faces joining the District 205 school board

The consolidated election from yesterday changed the makeup of several city councils, saw some incumbent mayors retained while others were replaced.

District 205 was bound to see at least one new face on its board but after the votes were calculated, it looks as though two new faces will be coming to the school board.

Two seats open for within Galesburg Township and two seats for out of the township. Inside of the township, Rod Scherpe was looking to retain his position on the school board, facing two challengers.

It was a close one in the end, with Scherpe being the second-highest vote-getter in town to retain his seat. Pamella Bess-Tabb scored the most votes, getting 35 percent of the vote total.

The third runner in the campaign, Timothy Gray, was less than 40 votes from surpassing Scherpe.

Outside of the township, it looks as though Maury Lyon has retained his seat while the other incumbent, Nicholas Walters, failed to get enough of the vote to stay on.

Replacing Walters is Tera Boettcher, who pulled in 34 percent of the votes.

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