Seibles takes one-man election

WINNSBORO – Former Geiger Elementary Principal Joe Seibles was elected to the FCSD board of trustees, representing District 4, on Tuesday. Seibles had no opponents in the race.

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Of the 2,323 voters in District 4, 61 cast votes for Seibles, and there were no write-ins, Director of Voter Registration for Fairfield County Debbie Stidham said.

Seibles, who spent his entire 36-year teaching career in Fairfield County, fills the seat vacated by longtime board member Annie McDaniels, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November.

“I ran for the seat because the district needed to be represented by someone who has experience and knows how the district operates,” Seibles said. “I’m looking forward to serving the County’s schools.”

The vote breakdown for District 4 precincts includes:

Greenbrier – 24, Jenkinsville – 15, Horeb-Glenn – 5, Monticello – 10 and 7 absentee ballots.

Stidham said the votes will be certified on Friday.

“We used two different types of voting equipment from Hart,” Stidham said, “one being a ballot marking system and the other a hand marked system. Both have the paper verifiable rail that the state is looking for.”

Stidham said the machines are the first two to be tested by the state as they look for voter machines to replace the current machines.