The Marion County Board of Education will feature three new faces in January.
During last week’s election, all three current school board members who were on the ballot were defeated. In District I, Carrie Truitt defeated incumbent DeLane Pinkston, who had been serving on the school board since 1981. In District 4, Peggy Downs defeated Board Chairman Mike Cecil, who has been on the board since 2010. And, in District 5, Brad Cox defeated Jeroyd F. “Jerry” Evans, who was appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat in 2014.