Egan top vote-getter in Geneva District 304, ousts longtime incumbent
According to unofficial results, Egan landed 4,489 votes, with incumbents Leslie Juby and Mark Grosso tallying 4,378 and 4,284 votes, respectively. Incumbent David Lamb picked up the fourth 4-year term with 3,868 votes.
Bill Wilson, who had served on the board since 2001, lost his shot for a fifth term with 3,363 votes, according to unofficial results.
Egan, who unsuccessfully ran in 2013, thanked her supporters and said she is humbled and grateful for a chance to serve.
"I'm pretty excited because it's been a long road. This is something I wanted to do. My hard work paid off," Egan said. "I've had so much support from the community. I'm appreciative to everyone."
Egan said the board has been a good financial steward and now the task is maintaining the school district. She noted Common Core instructional standards present their own set of challenges and state funding will be an issue going forward.
Egan has served on the district's communications task force and has been vice president and co-president of the Geneva Academic Foundation.
She also said during the campaign her perspective as a parent with elementary school-age children is important.
Egan said the district is in a good place and voters saw an opportunity to get a "new voice" who could have a near seamless transition to the board.
"I don't think (the election result) was a statement against Mr. Wilson's performance," Egan said. "He's been a really effective board member the 16 years he's been in service."
Tuesday's election marks the second terms for Lamb and Juby; Grosso, who is board president, was first elected in 2009.