Incumbents hold Purdy School Board seats

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ruben Henderson and Ken Terry continue to hold seats

Purdy school board incumbents Ruben Henderson and Ken Terry retained their seats on the school board following the April 6 Municipal Election.

Henderson, who has served three years on the board and will be beginning his second term, was the top vote-getter, earning 104 votes, or 41.27 percent.

Terry followed, taking home 91 votes, or 36.11 percent, of the total.

The challenger, Kelli Stevens, who was looking to begin her term on the school board received 55 votes, or 21.83 percent.

There were also two write-ins on the ballot and 24 Purdy voters undervoted, selecting only one candidate for the two available seats.

“I’m thankful to the community for voting for me, and hopefully I will give them another three years where they’re pleased with me on the board,” Henderson said. “I will continue to represent the values and morals of Purdy and make sure they are represented on the school board.”

Terry, who was elected to his fourth term as a school board member and has represented the community on the board for the past nine years said he is proud to have the opportunity to continue to serve the community.

“I am really grateful for everyone who got out and voted,” he said. “There wasn’t much to vote for, but I appreciate those who did.”

Stevens, a career educator, said she is thankful for her supporters, even if she didn’t win this year’s bid for a seat on the board.

“I appreciate everyone who came out to vote and those who supported me, and I would like to congratulate Ken and Ruben,” she said.

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