Lyon school trustee wins despite withdrawal
November 7, 2006
Despite withdrawing several weeks ago, Anthony Corrales was surprisingly re-elected to the Lyon County School Trustee District II on Tuesday.
Corrales won the race with 6,577 votes (56.16 percent), while his opponent, Joseph Slabbinck received 5,135 votes (43.84 percent). The incumbent pulled out too late for his name to be removed from the ballot, but later endorsed Slabbinck. Corrales couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.
Lyon County Clerk Nikki Bryan has said that if Corrales won, despite his intention to withdraw, he would have to formally resign and then the school board would appoint a board member to serve until the next election in 2008.
Slabbinck said he is still interested in serving on the school board.
“Assuming he (Corrales) really does step down, I would probably file a request to fill the position,” Slabbinck said.
He added that he believes Corrales won despite his announced withdrawal because the incumbent was better-known and had children in the schools, helping him to get to know parents.
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