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Collinsville School Board to keep current makeup

CORRECITON

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated candidate Michael Aden defeated incumbent board member Michelle Stutts. Results for Madison and St. Clair counties show Stutts defeated Aden by 16 votes in the April 4 election. 

Times-Tribune staff

All four incumbents running to keep seats on the Collinsville Board of Education saw a successful race and a new member will be sworn-in in the near future. 

Voters had a choice of six candidates in the Tuesday election to fill four expired terms of members. 

Re-elected were current board treasurer Dennis Craft, who garnered the most votes for any candidate – 2,062 in Madison County and 611 in St. Clair County for a total of 2,673 votes. 

Craft was followed in total number of votes by current board secretary Jane Soehlke who had 1,838 votes in Madison County and 574 in St. Clair County for a total of 2,455. 

Also re-elected was current board member Vicki Reulecke, with 1,797 votes in Madison County and 563 in St. Clair County. 

Current board member Michele Stutts will also retain her seat, garnering 1,433 votes in Madison County and 560 in St. Clair County for a total of 1,993 votes. 

Candidate Michael Aden was slightly edged out by Stutts, with only 16 votes between them. Aden received 1,630 votes in Madison County and 347 in St. Clair County for a total of 1,977 votes. 

Candidate Derek Allen Whitener lost his bid for a seat on the board, receiving 1,353 votes in Madison County and 366 in St. Clair County for a total of 1,719 votes. 

 

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