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Incumbents re-elected in Prairie Home

Incumbents re-elected in Prairie Home

April 10th, 2019 in Local News

PRAIRIE HOME — Two incumbent school board members were re-elected April 2 to the Prairie Home R-5 Board of Education.

Incumbents Patrick Twenter and Donald "Will" Simmons won re-election for the Prairie Home R-5 School District Board of Education.

Simmons received 115 total votes in Moniteau and Cooper counties, with 14 votes cast for him in Moniteau County.

Twenter received 95 total votes, with nine in Moniteau County.

Challenger Steven McDannold received 39 total votes, with six votes in Moniteau County. There were six write-in candidates in Moniteau County and 11 in Cooper County.

A main issue Twenter has said he would like to address is to keep advancing in technology in the district.

Simmons has said he will use the new term to hire and retain quality staff. He said "finding quality faculty members that are here for the long term, running a school on what seems like an ever-tightening budget" will be a challenge.