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2013-05-16 / Front Page

Garrett and Cooper Elected to LISD Board of Trustees

Extremely low turnout; no City elections held


Chad Garrett Chad Garrett Chad Garrett and Riza Cooper were elected to the Lexington Independent School District Board of Trustees Saturday night. Garrett had a total of 179 votes, with 39 of those coming during early voting, and Cooper had 127 votes, 30 placed during the early voting period.

Two seats, formerly held by Alan Turner and Russell Iselt, were up for election. Turner chose not to run again, while Iselt garnered 100 votes during the contest. Michael Hess amassed 104 votes and Sylvia Olson received 13.

Cooper and Garrett join Phillip Brown, Board President; David Boettcher, Vice President; Dr. Mark Strain, Joe Green and Doug Havard.

An extremely low turnout, that was not uncommon to Lexington ISD elections, made for a quiet contest. There are over 3,400 registered voters in the Lexington School District. Out of those, 298 went to the polls.

Normally, the City of Lexington would have also held elections at this time; however, the only ones to sign up to run were the incumbents. Therefore, the City canceled this year’s election.


Riza Cooper Riza Cooper Greg Langehennig and Opal Jane Lewis remain on the Lexington City Council, along with Tim Brown, Charlotte Hooper, and Chris Billings.

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