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Incumbents returned to
Park Hill board

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

The Park Hill Board of Education will have all of the incumbents resume their seats on the board.

Denise Schnell, John Thomas and Janice Bolin all won reelection.

Schnell and Thomas were being challenged by Lathem Scott for a three year term.

Schnell received 1040 votes, Thomas had 870 votes and Scott had 419 votes. Total voter turnout for the election was 4 percent in the district.

Schnell was unavailable for comment by deadline for this story. Schnell received 44.16 percent of the votes cast.

Thomas received 36.94 percent of the votes cast.

“I'm extremely pleased that voters had the confidence in me for another term and I am looking forward to serving the patrons and students of Park Hill for another term,” said Thomas.

Scott received 17.79 percent of the votes cast.

“I am pleased with how I ran the race and am happy with the results,” said Scott. “I appreciate everyone who got out and voted.”

Also on the ballot was a two year unexpired term vacated by Mike Otto. The board appointed Janice Bolin to the seat until the April election.

Bolin won reelection with 954 votes or 67.23 percent of the votes cast.

“I am excited to serve the district for another two years,” said Bolin. “I am so appreciative of the voters. It means the most to me that they support the job I've done so far.”

Mark Roy received 241 votes which is 16.98 percent of the votes cast. Roy was unavailable for comment for this story.

Dan Coronado received 215 votes or 15.15 percent of the votes.

“I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles,” said Coronado. “(Bolin) had the endorsement of the teachers union and they kind of make things happen. I could have added another dimension to the board, but I will contribute any way I can.”


4/1/09: Park Hill candidates answer questions


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