Shears re-elected as Eureka Township supervisor

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:36 am on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Laura Shears

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — In a close race for Eureka Township supervisor, incumbent Democrat Laura Shears was re-elected for another term.

“I just want to thank the voters,” Shears said on Tuesday night of her win.

Eureka Township voters cast 921 (50.47 percent) votes for Shears, but it was a close race against Republican candidate Les Lillie who received 902 votes (49.42 percent).

“I appreciate all of the support through this,” Shears said.

In a previous interview, Shears said if re-elected she would like to continue to utilize all of the committees the township has, such as the planning commission, board of review and more.

She noted there is always room for improvement and she plans to look for ways to improve the township more.

Shears previously defeated Lillie for the supervisor seat in 2008.

Lillie was not available for comment Tuesday night.

Four trustees were also elected to the Eureka Township Board — C. Brad Kelley with 1,038 votes, Jeremy Austin with 1,015 votes, Elaine Pendrick with 978 votes and Rodney Roy with 973 voters.

A fifth challenger, Mark Wilkin, received 875 votes.

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