Shewbart wins District 5 school board seat
Residents on the west end of Franklin County elected a new school board member Tuesday.
Mike Shewbart, who serves as director of the Red Bay Parks and Recreation board, defeated incumbent Ralph Winchester 528 votes to 314 to capture the District 5 school board seat in the Democratic primary.
Shewbart will face no Republican opposition in the general election and will be serving his first term on the school board.
“This is really an honor and I look forward to working with our school board and teachers to help our students,” Shewbart said.