MATTOON — Voters re-elected incumbent Dave Storm of Effingham and sent challenger Kevin Curtis of Mattoon to the Lake Land College Board of Trustees in Tuesday's election.
Unofficial early results showed that Storm won a total of 11,147 votes in all or parts of the 15 counties covered by the Lake Land community college district, including 4,204 votes in his home county of Effingham. Curtis won a total of 8,871 votes, including 1,713 in his home county of Coles.
Storm, a retired chief financial officer for HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, and Curtis, a retired teacher at Mattoon High School, were running for two available six-year terms on the board in a race with incumbent Meg Yargus Steward of Marshall. Steward received a total of 7,064 votes, including 904 in her home county of Clark.
In addition, newcomer Denise Walk of Teutopolis ran uncontested for a four-year, unexpired term on the board. She is a software engineer for the Patterson Companies in Effingham and co-owns Walk Auto Body in Teutopolis.
The four-year unexpired term resulted from Yargus Steward being appointed to fill the vacancy created by trustee Robert Luther’s resignation.