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McNealy ousts Sharpe from Alachua school board

By on November 6th, 2012

Challenger Leanetta McNealy defeated incumbent Barbara Sharpe for the District 4 Alachua County School Board seat, while voters renewed a property tax for local schools.

McNealy, a former principal, defeated Sharpe with 52 percent of the vote.

The school tax measure passed with 68 percent of the vote.

A measure to increase sales taxes for road repairs was defeated 33 to 67 percent.

With 83 percent of the vote, Sadie Darnell was re-elected sheriff, beating John Annarumma.

Three candidates were elected to the county commission.

Mike Byerly defeated John Martin 56 percent to 44 percent.

Robert Hutchinson beat Jean Calderwood with 58 percent of the vote. Calderwood received 42 percent.

Charles Chestnut IV defeated Dean Cheshire with 54 percent of the vote, compared with Cheshire’s 43 percent. Independent K. Siva Prasad nabbed the other 3 percent.


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