Joey Coleman: Election Thoughts Ten: Hamilton Public Board Trustee Races

Election Thoughts Ten: Hamilton Public Board Trustee Races

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL WARD 3
Total
Number of Polls 17
Polls Reporting 17 100.0 %
Michael ADKINS 811 21.63%
Alexander MOROZ 808 21.55%
Tim SIMMONS 1492 39.79%
Ryan SPARROW 639 17.04%

I am saddened to see Alex not win this race. I know that he would have done an amazing job. I also know that he will continue the great work he is doing in the community! Alex, run again.
I do not know the other candidates so I am not able to really comment. I do wish Tim Simmons luck.

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL WARD 4 EPS
Total
Number of Polls 12
Polls Reporting 12 100.0 %
Christy COWAN 2241 41.22%
Ray E. MULHOLLAND 3196 58.78%

I am very glad to see Ray reelected! He is an amazing Trustee.

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL WARD 5 EPS
Total
Number of Polls 15
Polls Reporting 15 100.0 %
Ronald ENGLISH 2639 53.75%
Judy KLOOSTERMAN 2271 46.25%

Both of these candidates were good choices. This is why I was unable to decide on an endorsement. I expect really good things out of Ron English. (This, of course, being my home ward)

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL WARD 8
Total
Number of Polls 21
Polls Reporting 21 100.0 %
Wes HICKS 4410 53.13%
Al PIERCE 2556 30.80%
Sylvia THOMAS 1334 16.07%

I am glad to see Wes returning to the Board. He is an amazing trustee. I am saddened to see Al Pierce loss his seat. It is too bad there are no longer two trustees per ward.

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL 9 & 10
Total
Number of Polls 20
Polls Reporting 20 100.0 %
Robert BARLOW 3495 47.54%
John DAVIDSON 2587 35.19%
Michael GEMMELL 1270 17.27%

Congratulations to Rob. I am glad to see him back on the Board. Best of luck in the coming term.

ENG PUBLIC SCHOOL 14 & 15
Total
Number of Polls 16
Polls Reporting 16 100.0 %
Karen TURKSTRA 4180 50.84%
Reg WOODWORTH 4042 49.16%

I do not know Karen Turkstra. I am very sad to see Reg Woodworth loss his seat. I got the opportunity to know Reg when he was Vice-Chair of the Board during the merger in 1997. He helped me to be an effective student representative when on Board transition committees. He was very patient with me and helped me learn. I thank him again for all his help. He has served very well.