The day after Evanston’s school board elections a few updates: A losing candidate thanks supporters, date announced for winners to take their seats and a report on how many of us made it to the polls.

Colleton thanks supporters

Evanston Township High School board member Jane Colleton, who lost her race for a sixth term Tuesday sent out a note thanking her supporters and congratulating the new board members:

Many thanks to all of the wonderful Evanston and Skokie residents who supported me during my school board campaign. Although losing the election is disappointing, I remain extremely proud of my twenty years of service to the District 202 school board and the students, staff, and community of ETHS.

I wish the new and returning board members Jonathan Baum, Mark Metz, and Scott Rochelle congratulations and the best of luck in their new terms.


Jane Colleton

District 65 announces date new members will take office

School District 65 has announced that newly elected (or re-elected) board members Katie Bailey, Eileen Budde and Richard Rykhus will be sworn in at a board meeting on Monday, May 2. That’s the week after the official election results are certified by the County Clerk’s office on April 26.

They’ll join four current members elected two years ago: Jerome Summers, Andrew Pigozzi, Tracy Quattrocki, and Kim Weaver 

The district’s also planning to honor outgoing board members Bonnie Lockhart and Keith Terry at the May 2 session.

Turnout low here

The County Clerk’s office reports that just under 11 percent of Evanston’s 44,187 registered voters turned out for the school election. In the portion of Skokie included in the school district, turnout was even worse — less than 6 percent of the 6,782 registered voters showed up at the polls.

Across suburban Cook County the voter turnout averaged 16 percent.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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    1. Turnout comparisons

      Good question.

      You can find the answer to that question and more toward the end of this story.

      — Bill


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