NORMAL — The Heartland Community College board of trustees will add a new member after the votes from Tuesday's election are officially tallied.

Challenger Mary Campbell of Normal led all four candidates for the two open seats with 13,012 votes, according to unofficial voting results. Board Chairman Gregg Chadwick of Bloomington, the longest-serving member on the current board, was re-elected with 7,470 votes. He joined the board in 2002.

Campbell, 71, is a retired member of the social work faculty at Illinois State University. She is active in several community and environmental initiatives. Chadwick, 54, is executive director of DMH Medical Group in Decatur.

Jim Drew, 62, of Lincoln finished third with 7,023 votes. He is completing his first term on the board and works for the Illinois Farm Bureau/Logan County Farm Bureau.

His defeat means Logan County will be without a representative on the board for the first time. Drew was elected to the board in 2011. Before him, Jim White of Lincoln had served since the first board was elected in 1990. Drew ran after White decided not to seek re-election.

The fourth candidate, Bennett Morris, 27, of Bloomington finished with 5,095 votes. He is a marketing analyst with State Farm.

The seven elected members of the board serve six-year terms. The board also has a student member selected by students for a one-year term.

The board's next meeting is April 18.

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