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Oakes runs for Decatur school board; Perkins will not run again

Oakes runs for Decatur school board; Perkins will not run again


DECATUR — Decatur school board President Dan Oakes filed to run for re-election on Monday.

Consolidated elections will be held on April 4.

Dan Oakes


Oakes served on the board from 1991-94, and after a four-year break, has served continuously since 1998. He was chosen as president of the school board in 2017 and had never served in that capacity before then.

Two other board members, Sherri Perkins and Brian Hodges, are also completing their terms in 2019. Perkins has decided to step down. Hodges did not file on Monday and had not returned a call by press time to answer whether he intends to run again. Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, to file.

Sherri Perkins


Candidates in other school districts who filed on Monday include, in order of filing:

  • Jeffrey D. Sams, Mount Zion
  • John Flora, Mount Zion
  • David E. Brandon Jr., Mount Zion
  • Rebecca J. Kraft, Meridian
  • Kara M. Morey, Meridian
  • Clay Sellmeyer, Warrensburg-Latham
  • Nathan L. Wentworth, Warrensburg-Latham
  • David Munson, Warrensburg-Latham
  • Libby Pasquariello, Warrensburg-Latham
  • Rory Tipsword, Argenta-Oreana
  • Todd Armstrong, Argenta-Oreana
  • Martha Gulick Leeper, Sangamon Valley
  • Stephanie Guerrero, Sangamon Valley

Contact Valerie Wells at (217) 421-7982. Follow her on Twitter: @modgirlreporter


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