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updated: 4/4/2017 11:19 PM

Finger, Stanton win seats on College of Lake County board

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  • Upper from left, Loretta Dorn, Catherine Finger, James Mitchell, Julie Shroka and lower from left, Gerri Songer, Matthew Stanton and Michele Vaughn are candidates for College of Lake County trustees in the April 2017 election.

    Upper from left, Loretta Dorn, Catherine Finger, James Mitchell, Julie Shroka and lower from left, Gerri Songer, Matthew Stanton and Michele Vaughn are candidates for College of Lake County trustees in the April 2017 election.

 
 

In a tight race between seven candidates, newcomers Catherine Finger and Matthew Stanton were elected to 6-year seats on the College of Lake County board.

Unofficial results Tuesday night show Finger had 14,174 votes, and Stanton had 13,934. Julie B. Shroka finished third, with 13,343.

Michelle Vaughn had 12,472 votes, Loretta K. Dorn had 10,941, James Creighton Mitchell, Jr. had 8,344 and Gerri Songer had 6,057, the results showed.

Stanton, of Gurnee, is a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat against Republican Mike Nerheim for Lake County state's attorney in November.

Finger, of Grayslake, is the retiring superintendent of Grayslake High School District 127. For Finger and Stanton, one of their first jobs on the CLC board will be to select a new college president. President Jerry Weber is expected to leave in about three months to become president of Bellevue College in suburban Seattle.

The two seats were vacant because CLC trustees Lynda Paul and Jeanne Goshgarian did not seek re-election.

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