The Edmond Sun

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February 12, 2013

Deer Creek board candidates to meet in run-off

Roberts, Shipley will face each other

EDMOND — Deer Creek residents turned out as snow fell all day to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice for Ward No. 3, although there was not a candidate who received 50 percent of the votes cast.

A runoff election will be April 2 between Jerrod Roberts and Keri Shipley. The third candidate, Tim Laubach, came in behind the other two candidates in votes cast.

“This has been a great opportunity and a good experience,” Roberts said. “We ran a great campaign and I am looking forward to April and the opportunity we will have there.”

Shipley said, “I am excited that we had such a turnout for the election, considering the weather today. I hope we can educate the voters and I can win it April 2. I am still staying positive and I want to represent and be a voice for the patrons in our district.”

According to the Oklahoma County Election Board, out of the 640 votes cast, Roberts received 260 votes or 40.6 percent. Shipley received 232 votes or 36.3 percent, and Laubach received 148 votes or 23.1 percent.

“It has just been exciting to get back in the district and go through the campaign,” Laubach said. “I have met a lot of fine people throughout the district, and I look forward to being able to run for school board again.”

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