David Webb beats Lynn Deatherage for Clinton-Massie school board


Will serve with Harrison on school board

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com



WILMINGTON — David Webb will join Christopher Harrison as a Clinton-Massie school board member, according to official, certified election results.

Previously, the write-in candidates Webb and Lynn Deatherage were lumped together as “WRITE IN” on the board of elections’ results. The certification Tuesday separated them and finally determined the winner.

Webb won with 348 votes, beating Deatherage’s 327 votes by 21.

Specifically, Webb took 284 votes in Clinton County and 64 in Warren County. Deatherage took 233 and 94 in Clinton and Warren counties, respectively.

Harrison, who was on the ballot, received 1,706 votes.

Webb, a former Adams Township trustee of 27 years, previously told the News Journal he was retired and therefore able to commit time to Clinton-Massie’s school district, in which he has lived for his entire life.

In interviews, Webb said he wanted to be a board member to help address the district’s financial and educational situation and in order “to see where the money is going” and cited increases in Currrent Agricultural Use Value taxes that affect farmers like Webb.

“I have been a lifelong Clinton-Massie resident and will work hard to bring the best education to Clinton-Massie students to come,” he previously told the News Journal.

Webb is also the father of Tyler Webb, a current Adams Township trustee.

The certifications didn’t reverse any of the previously reported election results.

Webb did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment Tuesday.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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Will serve with Harrison on school board

By Nathan Kraatz

nkraatz@civitasmedia.com