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Two incumbents and one newly-elected member were sworn into office at the April 9 

meeting of the East Central College board of trustees. 

 

Incumbent Prudence Fink Johnson of Union, representing Sub-district Two, was unopposed

in the April 3 election in her bid for a fourth term on the board.  In Sub-district One Don Kappelmann of New Haven defeated Joseph Stroetker of Sullivan to earn his second

six-year term as trustee.   Kappelmann received 5,624 votes to 2,527 for Stroetker.

 

Ann Hartley defeated fellow Union resident Kathryn Hurlbert for the Sub-district Two seat formerly held by Catherine Scott of St. Clair. Hartley  garnered 4,825 votes and Hurlbert received 3,161.  Hartley will serve the remaining two years of Scott’s unexpired term. Scott resigned from the   board last August when she moved out of the college district.

 

Fink Johnson begins her fourth term on the East Central College board.  She was first

elected in 1994.  She served as board president for four years beginning in 1998, secretary from 2004 to 2006, and board vice president from 1996 to 1998 and again for the past six years.

 

Fink Johnson and Hartley represent Sub-district Two which includes the  school districts of Lonedell R-14, St. Clair R-13, and Union R-11, excluding  the Lyon and Boone Township portion of Union R-II and that portion located in the Beaufort-Union precinct. 

 

Kappelmann was first elected to the board in 2006. He represents college  Sub-district One which includes the school districts of Bourbon R-I, Sullivan  C-2, Strain-Japan R-16, Spring Bluff R-15, Franklin County R-2, New Haven, and the portions of Lyon and Boone Townships as well as the Beaufort-Union precinct in the Union R-11 School District.  The portions of

the Boeuf and Lyon Townships in the Washington School District are also included in sub-district one.

 

The board of trustees is the sole statutory legislative governing body responsible for the control and operation of East Central College. Neither  state statutes nor district policy

limits the number of terms a member may serve.

 

The ECC board consists of six trustees, two each from three sub-districts of the college district. Trustees are elected at large, but must be a resident of  the sub-district he or she represents.

 

After the trio was sworn in, trustees re-elected Jim Perry to his fourth term   as board president.  Prudence Fink Johnson will again serve as vice president.  Tom Dill was

re-elected secretary, and Betz will continue as board treasurer.  Board officers are elected

to two-year terms.   

 

Hartley and Kappelmann will serve as directors.  Bonnie Gardner, executive assistant to the president, was re-appointed recording secretary.

 

The results of the election as certified by the county clerks are as follows:

 

County

Sub-district 1

Sub-district 1

Sub-district 1

 

Don Kappelmann

Joseph Stroetker

Write In

Crawford

164

140

3

Franklin

4,912

2,127

32

Gasconade

0

0

0

St. Charles

170

65

6

Warren

362

176

0

Washington

16

19

0

Totals

5,624

2,527

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County

Sub-district 2

Sub-district 2

Sub-district 2

 

Ann Hartley

Kathy Hurlbert

Write In

Crawford

160

133

3

Franklin

4,256

2,648

30

Gasconade

0

0

0

St. Charles

104

126

8

Warren

285

239

0

Washington

20

15

0

Totals

4,825

3,161

41

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