May 05, 2010 TRI-CITY AREA — One incumbent each was re-elected to both the Imlay City and Capac School Boards.
In Imlay City, incumbent Anne-Marie Giglio earned herself a four-year term with 552 votes along with newcomer Jim Preisel (605). The third candidate, Jake Newton, had 471 votes. Incumbent Vice President Beth Murawski lost her bid to stay on the board another two years. Instead Greg Dennis will fill the partial term. Dennis had 321 votes and Murawski had 312 votes. Others seeking the two-year term were Debbie Day who garnered 296 votes and Amy Wargo with 44 votes.
In Capac, the two candidates endorsed by the teachers union came out on top—incumbent Dale Stuever ( 225 votes) and newcomer Dwayne Loper (200). Current President John Antilla did not get enough votes (156) to retain his seat on the board. Rouding out the field were Lynn Delpy with (102) and Doreen Hill (54).
Election winners will officially take their seats in July.
Both funding requests were also approved by voters. An 18 mill non-homestead millage was passed in Imlay City by a 707 to 265 tally. In Capac, a Headlee override was passed by a 256 to 114 total.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she now resides north of Capac where she enjoys working on the farm, gardening and reading.