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Incumbent out, write-in candidate in on Clinton board

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ANN MARIE AMES
April 8, 2010
— One write-in candidate has been elected to the Clinton Village Board, and an incumbent has lost his seat.

But the board still will need to appoint a member to fill a special, one-year term.


Voters on Tuesday elected:


-- Newcomer Marty Flagg, 504 Milwaukee Road, with 131 votes.


-- Incumbent Art Bushue, 428 Karen Lane, with 121 votes.


-- Write-in candidate Connie Tracey, 421 Arthur Drive, with 38 votes.


Incumbent Bill Ruston, 202 East St., earned 30 votes as a registered write-in candidate but was not re-elected.


Tracey also earned the most votes—21—for a special one-year term to replace temporary board member Brian Jacobs. Jacobs was appointed in September to replace Steve Quillen, who resigned.


Jacobs’ appointment was just until the April election, according to village board minutes.


Jacobs did not seek re-election.


Because she won two seats, Tracey was allowed to choose her position, Administrator Philip Rath said. She chose the two-year seat, so the board must appoint someone to finish Quillen’s term, Rath said.



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