Angie Cobb, a member of the St. Clair County Board of Education since 2006, retained her at-large seat on the board in Tuesday’s election, earning an overwhelming 20,413 votes, or almost 80 percent, in the countywide general election.
Steele native David Countryman, running as an independent, received 5,128 votes, or just over 20 percent.
“I am so thankful to the good Lord that He saw me through this,” Cobb said. “He gave me grace to withstand all the things that have happened. I want to thank all my family and friends for their support. I look forward to spending the next six years serving the citizens and children of St. Clair County.”
Countryman said he was encouraged by what he saw during his campaign for office.
“I want to congratulate Angie Cobb on the win,” Countryman said. “I would hope that the St. Clair County Board of Education would put children and the needs of the children in the classroom first.
“During this campaign, I have traveled all aver this county and have met some very nice people. I appreciate their hospitality. It has been a long journey since January when I started getting my petition signed. I felt like I did all that I could do.”
Cobb was reelected to the board for a six-year term. She will formally take office at the board’s next regular meeting.