Election day has come and gone, and Taylorville has several new officials including a new Mayor, City Clerk, and City Alderman. Bruce Barry won the Mayor's race with 46% of the vote. Julie Lilly will become the new City Clerk after capturing 45% of the vote. Jacque Nation retains her position as city Treasurer after defeating her opponents with 45% of the votes, and Lee Lanzotti will become a city Alderman after winning his contest with 40% of the votes.
New Mayor Elect Bruce Barry spoke with Regional Radio News after getting word of his election, and says the experience is humbling and life changing.
Moving forward Barry wants to clean up the town, and continuing to promote growth within the community.
The Taylorville School Tax Referendum passed on Tuesday night in a landslide vote, with 69% of voters voting in favor of the proposition. Taylorville Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau discussed the victory with Regional Radio News, calling the vote a victory for the district and the community.
The next step for the Taylorville School Board will be the reinstatement of the programs that were slated to be cut should the referendum have failed.
You can get complete election results for Christian, Shelby, and Montgomery Counties at TaylorvilleDailyNews.com