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February 13, 2013

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NORMAN —

School board elections: Voters from 13 Norman precincts chose Cindy Nashert to assume Office No. 3 on the Norman Board of Education, replacing County Commissioner Darry Stacy, who vacated the seat in January.

Though results indicated that only 648 of more than 13,000 eligible voters made it to the polls, Nashert received a 58.3 percent majority over her opponent, Gary Barksdale.

“I’d like to personally congratulate Cindy,” Barksdale said. “I’d also like to thank all the voters who voted for me and supported my stand on the issues raised, I’d like to thank my loving family and friends who supported me through the campaign and say I think we did a great job. You haven’t heard the last of Gary Barksdale.”

Nashert could not be reached for comment.

MNTC’s new Office No. 3 Board member Andy Sherrer was pleased that Moore and Norman voters selected him over opponent Tammy Maus by a majority of about 57 percent.

“I’m thrilled with the results, I appreciate everyone getting out and voting in the bad weather,” Sherrer said. “I look forward to acting as an ambassador to connect MNTC skilled workers with area businesses and provide opportunities to students.”

Maus could not be reached for comment.

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