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Three incumbents, one newcomer win in School District 303

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:36 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Incumbents Corinne Pierog, Steve Spurling, Jim Gaffney and newcomer Ed McNally will be seated on the St. Charles School District 303 Board, according to Kane County's unofficial election results Tuesday.

Each of the four seats had been contested in this year's election, and board members elected Tuesday will serve four-year terms.

Others who ran for seats included incumbent Mike Vyzral, and challengers Jim Conro, Nancy Muzzey and Rick Leidig.

According to both Kane and DuPage county's unofficial election results, Pierog received 3,216 votes; McNally received 2,999 votes; Spurling received 2,848 votes; and Gaffney received 2,606 votes. All precincts in both counties had reported vote totals.

Vyzral received a total of 1,447 votes; Conro received 2,071 votes; Muzzey received 2,256 votes; and Leidig received 1,432 votes.

McNally has said his priorities if elected would include improving transparency by helping the public better understand financial and academic decisions, fiscal responsibility and working to meet faculty needs by making sure they have the tools they need.

Gaffney's priorities also included making sure teachers have adequate resources, ensuring that the district is financially secure and making sure the district has a solid foundation moving forward.

Pierog has said she wants to make sure St. Charles schools can provide educational opportunities to all students, regardless of ability, as well as making sure the most qualified teachers, staff and administrators are recruited and retained.

Spurling's priorities included enhancing the curriculum, responsible spending and paying down debt and continue to be responsive to the public's concerns.

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