The Deweyville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will have a different look very soon.
Residents of the Deweyville Independent School District turned out in large numbers this election and voted in three newcomers, along with one incumbent, to represent district patrons on the Board of Trustees.
Sandra Blakeney was the only incumbent to win re-election on Tuesday as she received 330 votes. Joining her on the school board will be Gary Brinson, 433 votes; Rodney Whitfield, 304 votes; and Jimmy Lavergne with 282 votes.
Incumbents Mack Koonce Jr. and Henry Stanley both fell short of the magic number as Koonce received 251 votes and Stanley received 258.
Candidates Greg Stanley, Robert “Tooter” Brinson and James Brown narrowly missed out on being elected as Greg Stanley received 278 votes, Robert Brinson had 266 and Brown had 262 votes.
Candidate Luke Smith received 186 votes, while write-in candidate Lori Thompson received 51 votes.
Gary Brinson 433
Sandra Blakeney 330
Rodney Whitfield 304
Jimmy Lavergne 282
Greg Stanley 278
Robert “Tooter” Brinson 266
James Brown 262
Henry Stanley 258
Mack Koonce Jr. 251
Luke Smith 186
Lori Thompson 51