UNION – While two members of the Union County Board of School Trustees ran unopposed for re-election, close races in two districts also re-elected incumbents.
In the race for the District 1 seat on the school board, incumbent B.J. McMorris defeated Ann Stevens. McMorris received 756 votes (55.55 percent) to Stevens’ 605 votes (44.45 percent).
“It was a tough race, and I’m happy to know people trust me enough to put me back in office,” McMorris said. “I will continue to represent the community in the best way possible, and I will continue the work I started to make sure the children of Union County are educated properly. I am ready to go to work.”
McMorris also commended her opponent for working hard on her campaign.
“I thank all my supporters, and I’m still concerned about all the students in Union County — that’s not going to change,” Stevens said.
In the race for the District 6 seat on the school board, incumbent Kakie White defeated Terri Ransom-Renna. White received 624 votes (58.65 percent) to Ransom-Renna’s 438 votes (41.17 percent).
“The race was very positive and clean,” White said. “I appreciate Ms. Renna’s desire to run for public office, and I think we need more people to do that. I would like to thank the voters in District 6 for placing confidence in me, and I look forward to making sure the children in the district are successful. I think that will make a successful Union County.”
Jantzen Childers ran for re-election to the District 2 school board seat, receiving 967 votes, and Manning “Truck” Jeter ran for re-election to the District 7 seat, receiving 925 votes.
Staff Writer Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 29, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.