CASSTOWN — There were four candidates running for two seats on the Miami East Board of Education during the Nov. 3 election. John E. Demmitt won a seat by 1,681 votes and Mark Iiames with 1,042 votes. These results are currently unofficial.
Other competitors in the race were Harold Brumfield, with 590 votes, and Rusty Miller with 917 votes. There was a total of 4,230 votes.
After retiring from the Atlanta Police Department, Demmitt moved back to Troy and since then, his children have attended Miami East Schools and he has been actively involved in the district.
Demmitt has a master’s in public administration from Columbus State University, which has provided him with the academic skill set to address such items as budget, planning, personnel issues, and liability that “the board regularly deals” with.
Iiames graduated from Miami East High School in 1996 and went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University in 2001 and a master’s in business administration from Otterbein University in 2004. He was on the board of trustees at The Overfield School and was a past board member of Habitat for Humanity of Miami County and Dayton Builders exchange.
Demmitt is married to his wife Brittany and has two children Coleman, 12, and Ella, 11. Iiames and wife Nicole have a 3-year-old, Elizabeth.
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