In a surprising turn of events, Joyce Warshaw was voted in to the USD 443 Board of Education Tuesday night.

In the Sept. 1 edition of the Dodge City Daily Globe, Warshaw announced she would not be running for the board of education but could never get her name off the ballot due to the deadline passing.

"I am in a state of shock," Warshaw said Tuesday night. "I appreciate everyone who voted for me but I stand behind what I said because I feel I have to and I will step down from accepting the position.

"But I appreciate the faith and support everyone showed me."

Warshaw was also the top vote getter with 1,148 votes with Lisa Killion getting 1,091, Tammie West 1,020 and Pamela Preston getting 1,010.

Jamey Lewis-Gonzales came next with 879 votes and was the first one out of contention.

Of those in, West and Killion were incumbents with the other incumbent Brian Mashak only getting 496.

"I am bothered by the total vote turnout," Warshaw said. "I feel everyone needs to get out and vote and make their voices heard."

Other candidates Justin Coffey and Joseph Finley received 759 votes and 693 respectively.

Killion, West and Preston could not be reached for comment.

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