By EMILY R. WEST
KC Haugh won the District 11 Williamson County School Board seat on Thursday by more than 300 votes.
Haugh won with all three of its precincts, totaling 996 votes. Stuart Cooper had 664 votes.
“I am very encouraged by the turnout today and that people have really had enough of the conflict of the last couple of years and want to move forward with the school board,” Haugh said. “It was a lot of fun running and Stuart ran a great campaign and it was a pleasure getting to know him and his family.”
“There is going to be a lot of learning and a lot of listening and I look forward for the opportunity to work with a really talented group of people that puts kids first.”
Cooper and Haugh had an amiable race this election. He primarily spent the day at Winstead Elementary School waving at voters and said he knocked on thousands of doors for his campaign.
“While I am disappointed with the results, KC Haugh is my neighbor, and I look forward to encouraging him as he represents our district on the school board,” Cooper said. “He will need our counsel, input and encouragement, and I ask everyone who supported me to pray for him and help him engage in the hard labor of the school board. I think he will serve us well.”
Emily West covers Franklin and Williamson County government and schools for Home Page Media Group. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter via @emwest22.