Mercer board chairman ousted


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 06, 2012, 10:28 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 06, 2012, 10:30 pm
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By Pam Berenger, pberenger@qconline.com

Mercer County voters unseated board chairman Maxine Henry of Keithsburg in Tuesday's general election.

Ms. Henry received 577 votes, or 28 percent, in District One behind incumbent Jeff McWorter, 787 votes and George Howard, 684 votes.

Ms. Henry's defeat, along with five other incumbents failing in their bid for reelection, brings newcomers Gary Gregg from District 2. Mr. Gregg ousted incumbent Floyd Utz by a small margin of 40 votes.

Larry Stone and Ted Pappas from District 3 bested incumbents Ron Fullerlove and Dave Maynard by slight margins. Mr. Fullerlove garnered 748 votes and Mr. Maynard earned 744 votes to Mr. Pappas's 791 votes.

In District 4 Daniel Schroeder is the newcomer with Fred Rooth the lone incumbent running in that district betting the majority of votes with 798.

Other incumbents retaining seats on the board are Dr. Brian Anseeuw, district two and Bill Olson and Tom Haines from district five.

One of the new board's first actions will be deciding which of each district's members will complete a two or four year term due this year's redistricting.

Unoffcial results
District 1
Jeff McWhorter Democrat 787
George Howard Republican 684
Maxine Henry 577

District 2
Brian Anseeuw Republican 769
Gary Gregg Democrat 735

District 3
Larry Stone Democrat 906
Ted Pappas Republican 791

District 4
Fred Rooth Republican 798
Daniel Schroeder Democrat 676

District 5
Bill Olson Democrat 1,090
Tom Haines Democrat 790

















 



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