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Pritchard wins mayoral race

John Pritchard talks at the mayoral debate organized at Knox College on March 5th. Pritchard won the mayoral elections on Tuesday, April 9th. - (TKS Archives)

John Pritchard talks at the mayoral debate organized at Knox College on March 5th. Pritchard won the mayoral elections on Tuesday, April 9th. – (TKS Archives)

John Pritchard will serve as the new mayor of Galesburg after winning a majority of the votes cast in the April 9 election.

Pritchard defeated incumbent candidate, former mayor Sal Garza, and fellow challenger Margaret E. Hall.

A total of 4,758 votes were cast in the mayoral race. Pritchard received 2,508 votes, or 52.71 percent of the total. Garza received 1,515 votes, 31.84 percent and Hall received 735 votes, 15.45 percent of the total.

Corinne Andersen, wife of Professor of Economics Roy Andersen, retained her seat as alderman of the fourth ward. Corine defeated Lomac A. Payton by nine votes, receiving 148 votes to Payton’s 139.

Knox College is located in the fourth ward.

 

 

Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

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Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.




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