Cole, Bosaw, Bennett elected to school board

The race for seats on the Switzerland County School Board had three of seven seats up for election on Tuesday night — and with two of those races uncontested, it was a quiet night.

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The race for seats on the Switzerland County School Board had three of seven seats up for election on Tuesday night — and with two of those races uncontested, it was a quiet night.

The only contested race for the school board was in Jefferson Township, where Adam Cole defeated James Martin 1,422-1,039.

Cole won 11 of the county’s 12 precincts, claiming wins in all but Craig I. Cole’s biggest win came in Pleasant I with 69.15-percent of the vote (65-29); and he also had a big win in Cotton II with 64.86-percent of the vote (96-52).

Martin earned 51.47-percent of the vote to win Craig I (70-66). The race was also close in Pleasant II, where Cole won by a 112-108 margin.

Cole will replace Susan Jill Cord on the board beginning in January. Cord chose not to seek reelection.

The other two school board seats were uncontested, with incumbent Greg Bosaw returning to office in Craig Township and incumbent Joe Bennett winning another four years representing Posey Township.

On Tuesday night, Bosaw received 1,999 votes countywide; while Bennett received 1,939.