Mayfield Wins Davenport School Board Election
After a first-of-its-kind election, the Davenport School Board has filled an empty seat. The Scott County Auditor's office reports last night, Davenport business-owner Clyde Mayfield was elected by 40 percent of the votes.
Mayfield received 811 votes. Erika Kall came in second receiving 318 votes. The term runs through 2017.
The school board seat was left vacant by Maria Dickmann, who resigned earlier this year to serve on the city council. After over 600 people signed a petition, residents were able to fill the seat through a special election.
The Scott County Auditor's office says more than 2,000 people voted, out of 76,000 people in the district-- that's a turn-out of 2.6 percent.