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Two file for VISD special election

The whirlwind week-long filling period for the special election for a seat on the Vernon Independent School District board of trustees ended Wednesday with two candidates.

One candidate is Leah Saylor, interim Chief Nursing Officer at Wilbarger General Hospital, and has been at WGH for the past 11 years. The second candidate is Sjohonton Fanner, director of Student Activities at Vernon College. Both filed for the seat when former trustee JJ Oznick resigned to accept a job as city manager in Eastland.

The winner of November’s special election will serve out the remained of Oznick’s term.

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