3 voted to SC school board; OA-BCIG bond fails

Alarcon-Flory wins re-election...OA-BCIG again fails to pass bond issue

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Voters in Sioux City went to the polls Tuesday to elect three school board members from among five candidates. Two newcomers and an incumbent snagging the three seats but overall voter turnout was disappointing according to elections official Pat Gill.

Challengers Ron Colling and Jeremy Saint finishing one and two respectively in Tuesday night's finally vote tally each garnering over 2,300 votes.

The lone incumbent seeking re-election, Perla Alarcon-Flory claimed the third seat with over 1,600 votes. The three winners say they are looking forward to the challenges ahead. 

"This is a very new experience for me, most of the time I'm more comfortable being in the background making someone else look good. So this has been a new experience in many ways for me," said Jeremy Saint.

"I have to tell you that I have a high respect and admiraton for the people that run. Ron Colling and Jeremy Saint have very very strong qualities and I'm really looking forward to the work that we can do now," added Perla Alarcon-Flory.

"Thank all the voters. I know that Sioux City Schools is gonna have some tough issues ahead and I thank them for the confidence in putting me in to deal with it," added Ron Colling.

Meanwhile in the OA-BCIG school district voters were deciding on a $16 million dollar bond issue.  The money if approved would've gone toward school building upgrades.  But that measure went down to defeat on Tuesday.

It needed 60 percent voter support in order to pass but it failed to even receive a simple majority.  The yes vote was 433 while 490 people voted no.

 


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