Campbell Wins HCC Board Seat, Johansen Capitalizes On Huge Lexington Turnout | WGLT

Campbell Wins HCC Board Seat, Johansen Capitalizes On Huge Lexington Turnout

Apr 5, 2017

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An incumbent lost his seat on the Heartland Community College Board of Trustees.

James Drew finished third in a four way race for two, six-year terms. Incumbent chair Gregg Chadwick won re-election, but finished a distant second to challenger Mary Campbell, who wins a board seat.

Challenger Bennett Morris rounded out the voting.

Voter turn-out in McLean County, including Normal, was 18 percent – slightly below what McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael had predicted. Turn-out in Bloomington was slightly higher at 22 percent, where Tari Renner was re-elected mayor.

Lexington had the highest turn-out with 49 percent of registered voters going to the polls. Incumbent Mayor John Mohr lost his seat by 15 votes to trustee and former Police Chief Spencer Johansen who made national news in 2008 when he announced he had been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease.

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