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New Members Elected To School Board

Staff Report

Two new members were elected to serve on the Cloverdale School Board during the 2014 general election.

Cloverdale Townshipelect Vivian Whitaker garnered a total of 436 votes in Owen and Putnam counties to defeat opponents Amanda

Galloway (152 votes), Angela Ladd (213) and Tim Powell (423). Whitaker will fill the seat currently held by Brian Asbury.

Whitaker, a 1968 graduate of Cloverdale High School, currently serves as secretary for the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars program. A retired middle school educator, her career as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal and principal included stops at West Central Jr.-Sr. High School, Brownsburg Jr. High School, Shelbyville Jr. High School and Batesville Middle School.

This past year, Whitaker was selected to receive the Ralph “Cy” Seifert National Volunteer of the Year award from Scholarship America.

Also elected to serve on the Cloverdale School Board was 26-year-old Daniel Hofmann, whose 505 votes defeated Arvel A. Hinton, Jr. (415) and Jeffrey A. Gibboney (316). Hofman will fill the seat currently held by Pamelia Hepfer.

A graduate of Cloverdale High School, Hofman received a degree in political studies from IUPUI in Indianapolis and went on to earn a justice degree from the Michigan State College of Law.

Current board member Duane Huge was also reelected to serve another four-year term, defeating challenger Ed Stevens by garnering 785 total votes.

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