Evins, Parsley Win School Board Races

August 7, 2008
Dwayne Page
Bruce Parsley and Dub Evins

W.J. (Dub) Evins III won re-election to the DeKalb County Board of Education from the fifth district during Thursday night's DeKalb County General Election, while Bruce Parsley unseated incumbent Linda Fuston in the sixth district.

Evins defeated challenger, Larry Evans, 222 votes to 129 votes. Evins carried both fifth district precincts, Smithville Elementary School and Johnson's Chapel, and also claimed victory in early voting and absentee votes. Evins had 79 early/absentee votes to Evans' 43. At Smithville Elementary School, Evins had 104 votes to Evans' 69, while at Johnson's Chapel, Evins had 39 votes to Evans' 17.

In the sixth district race, despite losing early voting/absentees, Parsley carried all three precincts in the sixth district to unseat Fuston. Parsley totaled 176 votes to 129 for Fuston. Fuston carried early voting/absentees with 51 votes to Parsley's 30, but Parsley carried Belk with 46 votes to Fuston's 15. Parsley also received 39 votes at Blue Springs, while Fuston had 30, and in Keltonburg, Parsley had 61 votes to Fuston's 33.

All six constable candidates were elected unopposed Thursday. Their vote totals are as follows:

First District: No Candidate
Second District: Reed Edge- 147
Third District: Wayne Vanderpool- 202
Fourth District: Paul Cantrell- 176
Fifth District: Mark Milam- 199
Sixth District: Cantrell Jones- 177
Seventh District: Johnny King- 135

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