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Two candidates filed this afternoon setting up a race between seven candidates for four seats on the Salem Community School Board, according to Washington County Clerk Stephanie Rockey.

Two more filed today — J. Michael Davisson and Dustin Davidson, incumbent, are both certified.

As a reminder, the filing deadline for all three county schools is Friday, August 21st at noon.

So far the race for Salem School Board involves

  1. Rebecca (Becky) Humphrey.
  2. Christopher A. Hunt.
  3. Allison Jean Ezzell.
  4. Constance (Connie) Young.
  5. Aaron (Spud) Schocke
  6. J. Michael Davisson
  7. Dustin Davidson

There are a total of four spots open on the Salem board representing Gibson, Jefferson, Monroe, & Washington Townships. 

Those in the Salem district that currently hold the four seats are Mark “Bubba” Abbott, Ericka Garloch, Ron Haendiges, and Dustin Davidson, who was appointed to finish out former board member Steve Motsinger’s term. 

Abbott and Garloch are not running for re-election and Haendiges and Davidson have yet to file. 

Additional filings to date are:

Sal Sama filed on July 27th and is certified to run for West Washington School Board- Vernon Twp. seat.

Aaron Dennis filed on the 28th and is certified to run for West Washington School Board- Madison Twp. seat.

Both are currently board members.

Jeff Clem, Jr.- East Washington School Board- Town of Pekin

Thomas K. Coats- East Washington School Board- Polk Twp.