I’ve been remiss on looking at school board election results…probably because I don’t know as much about them as about the races about which I written.
Today I looked at McHenry Grade School District 15’s results and discovered that School Board President Ted Pillow lost by 164 votes. (This number might change a bit as absentee ballots received after the election are counted.)
I haven’t written much about the McHenry Elementary District other than when Home School Dad John O’Neill won in 2007.
O’Neill ran unopposed for a two-year term this year.
Erik Sivertsen is the man who beat the School Board President 3,208 to 3,044. The other winners were
- Kimberly Qualls with 3,686
- Amanda Geyer with 3,605
- Patrick Miller with 3,601
When last mentioned, Sivertsen had won a court case along with Cary District 26 Grade School Board member Chris Jenner to remain on the ballot for both the grade school board race and for McHenry County College. Sivertsen placed fourth with four to be elected in the District 15 race and eighth our of nine for the MCC Board. Jenner placed second in the race for three openings on the college board. He withdrew his name from the District 26 contest before the court hearing.
Grade school board members will be sworn in by May 7th after the election canvass, which is taking place this week.
Both O’Neill and Sivertsen are Republican Precinct Committeemen.