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updated: 4/9/2013 11:02 PM

Newcomer McNeil joins 3 incumbents on Antioch Dist. 34 board

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  • Mary Kay McNeil

      Mary Kay McNeil

  • Tamara Neumann

      Tamara Neumann

  • Diane McMahon

      Diane McMahon

  • Kristine Bolin

      Kristine Bolin


Newcomer Mary Kay McNeil and three incumbents led a crowded field in Tuesday's race for four seats on the Antioch Elementary School District 34 board.

With ballots in 20 of 20 precincts counted, unofficial results showed McNeil leading all candidates with 1,529 votes to secure a 4-year term.

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McNeil thanked her supporters for their vote of confidence and said she intends to do everything in her power to justify their confidence in her.

"I will do the best job I can," she said. "I promise to work as hard as I can to try to instill confidence in the decisions I make."

Incumbents Kristine Bolin, Tamara Neumann and Diane McMahon will remain on the board, each for a 4-year term. Bolin had 1,181 votes, Neumann had 1,033 votes and McMahon received 941 votes.

Rounding out the field was Edward J. Walczak Jr. with 909 votes, Mary Beth Hulting with 841 votes and Lori Linck with 760 votes. Roy P. Bolin, Kristine Bolin's husband, received 827 votes.

The portable classrooms at four of the district's campuses were a top concern for some of the candidates.

Officials have said they want to do away with the portables, but haven't found more permanent classroom solutions.

Technology, the need for healthier lunches and the curriculum were among other issues raised by the candidates.

• Staff writer Russell Lissau contributed to this report.

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