Election 2011 unofficial results complete for Chillicothe area

Marianne Gillespie

Chillicothe area voters approved two former employees of Illinois Valley Central District 321 to be on the school board.

Retired teacher Steve Garrison garnered 571 votes and retired Superintendent Dr. Dave Kinney with 492.

Residents chose incumbent Mike Denzer the most as he received 641 votes, according to the unofficial results of both Peoria County and city of Peoria elections.

Also running for the three seats were 2009 IVC High School graduate Garrett Hurd (406 votes) and incumbent Greg Johnson (355 votes).

Council

The city of Chillicothe had two races for seats in Ward 3 and Ward 4.

In Ward 3, two residents who previously served as Ward 4 aldermen in years past sought the seat. According to the unofficial results, Michael Hughes had 51 votes compared to Patricia “Trish” Westerman-Connor’s 46 votes.

In Ward 4, incumbent Mel Witte garnered 68 percent, 52 votes, of the 76 votes cast. Write-in candidate Jeff Rushin received 24 votes.

Running unopposed were incumbents Denny Gould in Ward 1 (158 votes) and Danny Colwell in Ward 2 (140 votes).

Park district

All the candidates for the Chillicothe Park District board of trustees were running unopposed.

Incumbent Mike Krost received 856 votes to remain the president of the board.

Incumbent trustees Janet Myers and Jerry Anderson received 774 and 728 votes, respectively.

Shawn Crabel also ran as a write-in candidate for the third open seat. He received 68 votes in Peoria County.

Library district

All the candidates for the Chillicothe Public Library District also ran unopposed.

Six of the seven seats of the board of trustees was up for election.

Incumbents Martha Canopy and Wed Turner were elected to four-year seats with 619 and 577 votes, respectively.

For the two year seats, incumbents Jane Harrison and Mary Jo Evans received 643 and 569 votes, respectively.

Newcomer Kathleen Close also won a seat with 588 votes.

The board will have to appoint someone to the one four-year seat which remains open.