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4J school board appoints Jim Torrey to fill vacant position

After two rounds of voting, the 4J school board appointed Jim Torrey to fill the vacant sixth position on the board at their meeting Thursday.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 3:51 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 3:51 PM

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is kezi 9 news at 11" the 4j school board has a familiar face rejoining its ranks tonight after they appointed jim torrey to the vacant 6th position thank you for joining us....i'm jillian smukler in for chynna greene kezi 9 news reporter emma jerome was at the meeting tonight and she joins us live in the studio to break down what happened....emma? jillian... torrey served on the eugene school board for 12 years and after being defeated by martina shabram in the most recent election he took advantage of the opening after evangelina sundgrenz left her position to move out of the state with her family. the former mayor will now take on his fourth term as a member of the school board and will serve until june 20-21 jim torrey defeated maya rabasa and gary campbell after 2 rounds of interviews which began monday as the 4j school board sought to fill the vacant position prior to the 20-19-2020 school year torrey scored 4 of the 6 votes in the second round of voting with rabasa receiving the other 2 jim torrey " i will support the laws and the constitution of the united states of america and the state of oregon..." prior to the vote... board member gordon lafer prodded the board to speak as to* why they were making the decision they were rabasa had two people speak on her behalf in the public comment section of the meeting... and when it was announced torrey had won the appoiintment... many people in the room got up and left another item on the agenda for the school board meeting was the bond update for edison elementary school members from the community also approached the board with grievances and comments they believed were important prior to this year this was the first school board meeting ofthe 20-19-2020 school year next monday... springfield school district will also be meeting to talk about their appointing of a new board member as well reporting live in studio...
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