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Cassopolis gets new village president

Published 9:22am Thursday, September 17, 2009

By MARCIA STEFFENS
Niles Daily Star

CASSOPOLIS -  A total of 288 voters cast ballots in the Village of Cassopolis election Tuesday, which saw a new village president elected.

Richard Lee, who served as village president in the 1990s and also previously as a trustee, beat incumbent Clare Mallo by 15 votes.

This is a two-year term.

Additional offices up for election were three village trustee positions, each with a four-year term.

Returning to their seats on the board as trustees are Brittney Page Beauchamp and Leon Eugene Gilliam, who received 144 and 156 votes respectively.

Newcomer to the board is Dianna K. McGrew, who received 139 votes. McGrew has served on the village’s planning commission since 1993.

William J. Bruneau, pastor of Penn Friends Church, has been serving on the council, after being appointed to finish a term, received 132 votes.

Ray Strome received 118.

Write-in candidate, Cynthia Ash received 39 votes.

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