Eight vying for three Quincy School Board positions; Park Board, JWCC also will see races

Posted: Dec. 26, 2012 6:28 pm Updated: Jan. 9, 2013 8:15 pm


Bobette Cawthon will have the top spot on a crowded Quincy School Board ballot April 9, and Richard Jones will have the second spot.

According to School Board Secretary Phyllis Stewart, Cawthon and Jones were both waiting outside her office at 1416 Maine when the filing period started earlier this month and were deemed to have filed simultaneously. A lottery was held Wednesday afternoon to determine which of them would have the top ballot position.

Candidate names are placed on the ballot in the order in which they were filed, with Ron McKenzie in third position, followed by Jamie Foster, Kenneth "Rollie" Platt, Richard McNay, Sheldon Bailey and Sayeed Ali.

The filing period ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

All three incumbents whose terms are expiring -- Bill Daniels, Steve Krause and Tom Dickerson -- announced they would not seek re-election.

It was a busy day for other election filings as well.

Five people filed for four available seats on the Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners, including three incumbents -- John Frankenhoff, Patricia McGlothlin and Greg Feldberg.

Chris Blakeman and Abby Schlipmann also have entered the race.

McGlothlin and Frankenhoff, who serves as board president, are trying to retain their seats. Feldberg is running for the first time. He was appointed in November to fill a vacancy when Tom Behrens resigned from the board. Commissioner Mike Ridder is not running for re-election. Terms for all seats are four years.

Frankenhoff won a lottery last week for the top ballot position over Feldberg and Blakeman since all three filed at the same time. Feldberg will be listed second on the ballot, Blakeman third, McGlothlin fourth and Schlipmann fifth.

Schlipmann filed on Wednesday afternoon, just hours before the deadline.

Three people have filed for the John Wood Community College Board -- Jerry Hagmeier, Randy Sims and Rich Marcolla.

Sims is currently president of the board.

Two six-year terms are open on the JWCC Board in the April 9 election. The seats of Sims and Gary Carter are up for election.