Pless, O’Quinn win election for City School Board

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The voting results for the Elizabethton City School Board came in late Tuesday night, and Eddie Pless and Danny O’Quinn obtained the majority votes needed to claim the two open seats.

Pless secured the highest number of votes of the four candidates with 2,536 ballots.

“I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity,” Pless said.

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He said he is thankful so many people think he will serve the people well.

“I want to be a good board member,” Pless said.

Pless spent much of his campaigning with colleague Danny O’Quinn, who won the second highest number of votes with 1,989 ballots.

“I look forward to getting back into the system,” O’Quinn said.

O’Quinn served in the Elizabethton School system for 11 years, from 2001 to 2012, in a variety of positions before beginning work with TCAT.

“Eddie is a great guy,” O’Quinn said of his fellow election victor. “We have been friends for years. I am excited to work with him again.”

Pless said he will take his new role seriously.

“I will work hard to make your votes count,” Pless said.

He also said he looks forward to working with O’Quinn on the board.

“I thank those who supported us,” O’Quinn said. “I want to work to make the system better.”

Pless said he wants to assure voters they will have the best system possible.