Former McHenry County resident Bill Pysson won a seat on the Boone County Board Tuesday as a Democrat.
Publisher of the Boone County Watchdog, Pysson won in the district just to the west of the McHenry-Boone County line.
With four to be elected in each district, Pysson placed fourth, edging out a Republican by 152 votes.
Pysson has locked horns with the local school district over various matters, even running for the school board unsuccessfully once.
Former State Rep. Ron Wait, who represented McHenry County in the 1980′s, also won election to the County Board from another district.