Glenn, Toole retain Cape school board seats; Thompson, Stover win in Jackson and other board elections
Cape Girardeau School Board incumbent Jeff Glenn garnered the most votes in Tuesday’s election. Toole also retain his seat. Glenn accumulated 1,573 votes, or 40 percent of the vote in Cape Girardeau County, and Toole received 1.542 votes, or 39.6 percent. First-time school board candidate Paul Lett received 724 votes, or 18.6 percent of the vote. In the Jackson School District race, first-time board member Brian Thompson took almost 46 percent of the vote with 2,000 people casting in his favor. Incumbent and board vice president Dan Stover retained his seat with 34.9 percent of the vote, or 1,519 votes cast for him. Brad Noel received 802 votes, or 18.4 percent. This was his third time running for the board unsuccessfully. In the Oak Ridge race, four candidates ran for two seats, which were taken by Jason Glueck, with 232 votes, and James Seyer with 204. Challenger Ron Tracy received 159 votes and Vernon Schoen got 48. In the crowded Delta School District race for two open seats, Meredith Cox Scherer came out on top with 136 votes, and Virgle Alan Ikerman garnered 109 votes. Challenger Greg Brawley received 106 votes, Priscilla Hornbuckle got 84 and Amy White received 33.