SISD Place 1 candidates tie

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By Scott McDonald

One more vote could’ve possibly determined the election for the Place 1 seat on the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees. One more or one less. Instead, there’s a tie for first.

Of the 735 total votes, 218 went to Kathy Merritt and 218 went to Derrell (D.J.) Ferguson — with each garnering 29.66 percent of the vote. Right behind them was Michael Joe Langley Sr. with 212 votes (28.84 percent). Ina Graham Martin won 87 votes for the fourth spot in that race.


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