Urbana school voters return incumbents to the board


Urbana City Schools voters returned two school board incumbents to their seats on Tuesday.

Three individuals were seeking two open board seats in the election. Voters returned incumbents Warren Stevens and Jan Engle to the board. Stevens received 30.8 percent of the vote, Engle received 39.8 percent, and newcomer Toby Taylor received 29.3 percent, according to unofficial vote totals.

Unofficial vote totals were 1,743 for Stevens, 2,254 for Engle, and 1,660 for Taylor. Unofficial totals include absentee ballots, but not provisional ballots.

“I thank the voters for electing me to a fourth term. I appreciate all of the support,” Steven said. “My priorities in life are God, family and community. I love my community.”

Though he was not selected for the board, Taylor said he was thankful for the support and encouraged voters to continue to support the school board.

“I congratulate Mr. Engle and Mr. Stevens, and I encourage everyone to support them,” he said. “As always, my wife and I will continue to advocate for Urbana City Schools.”

Engle could not be reached for comment.

An estimated 48.25 percent of voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election in Champaign County. The official vote count will be Nov. 17.

By Casey S. Elliott

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Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

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