Youngest candidate takes most JC school board votes

John Ruth, newly elected to the Jefferson City Public School Board.

John Ruth, newly elected to the Jefferson City Public School Board.

John Ruth, 25, was the youngest of the four candidates seeking to fill three seats on Jefferson City’s Board of Education.

But, in unofficial totals from Cole and Callaway counties, Ruth received 6,064 total votes, 657 more than incumbent Marie Peoples, who captured 5,377 votes.

Peoples was running for her first full three-year term, after the rest of the board chose her last year to complete the final year of Brad Scrivner’s term, after UMB Bank transferred Scrivner to Tulsa, Okla.

Incumbent Tami Turner, seeking her third three-year term, took third place with 5,161 votes. Larry D. Henry Jr. captured 3,891 votes.

Ruth succeeds current board president Duane Schreimann, who chose not to run for another term after serving nine years.

The three winners will take their oaths of office when the board reorganizes Monday night.

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Two incumbents re-elected to Jefferson City council

Walker, Stumpe get the nod for JC municipal court positions

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Cole County school districts, towns pick officials

Siegel re-elected to Board of Aldermen in New Bloomfield

Two new school board members chosen at New Bloomfield

Incumbents return to South Callaway School Board, Laughlin takes open seat

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