October 12, 2011 | Vol. 23 Edition 41

New prez for board of education--Web Exclusive

Steve Brockman elected by vote of peers

The board of education for Valdez City Schools held its elections for officers Monday night during its regular meeting.

Valdez Star photo
An election official turns the key on the Diebold voting machine at Precinct 2 minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m. October 4.

The in-house elections were held shortly after Sheri Pierce, city clerk, swore in Dan Walker and Dawn Farmer - two of the three incumbents re-elected to the board after citywide elections were held a week ago Tuesday, October 4.

Incumbent Anita Fannin was absent and excused from the meeting and will be sworn back into office at a future date.

The board elected board member Steve Brockman as its new president, upsetting a second term for Dan Walker, who was later elected vice-president of the board. Dawn Farmer was elected treasurer and Dr. Kathy Todd, who was also absent from the meeting, was re-elected board clerk.

The three incumbents re-elected to city council will be sworn in at the next regular council meeting this coming Monday, October 17 at city council chambers.

The council will then elect a member of its choice to act as mayor pro tem, an office currently filled by council member Dorothy Moore. Moore was re-elected to office in the same city-wide election last week.

Incumbents Mike Wells and Karen Ables were also retained by Valdez voters.

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