UNION COUNTY — Two newcomers were elected and two incumbents reelected to the Union County Board of School Trustees in Tuesday’s general election.
In District 1, incumbent BJ McMorris was unopposed for reelection and received 957 votes or 98.76 percent.
In District 2, Mark Ivey was elected to the seat with 658 votes or 57.57 percent and carried seven precincts while Charles E. Lott Sr. received 259 votes or 22.66 percent and carried two precincts, and Greg Addison received 223 votes or 19.51 percent.
District 2 incumbent Jantzen Childers did not seek reelection.
On being elected to the board, Ivey said “it was a humbling experience to have that many people trust you enough to vote for you.”
As a member of the board, Ivey said his priority will be the district’s students.
“Students are our number one priority,” Ivey said. “That’s the whole reason I ran, the students.”
In District 6, Frank M. Hart was elected to the seat with 464 votes or 40.92 percent and carried six precincts while incumbent Kakie White received 293 votes or 25.84 percent and tied with Hart in one precinct, Rodney Johnson received 265 votes or 23.37 percent and carried one precinct, and Tammie Farr received 111 votes or 9.79 percent.
“I’m extremely pleased and grateful for the votes the citizens gave me in the election,” Hart said. “I pledge my best to do everything I can to further education of our students.”
In District 7, incumbent Manning “Truck” Jeter was unopposed for reelection and received 826 votes or 98.69 percent.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.