Newcomer set to join incumbent
DANVILLE — Many of Greg Wolfe's family and friends knew he won a seat on the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees in Tuesday's election long before he did.
That's because Wolfe, who's finishing his third term on the Oakwood school board, and his fellow board members were in a closed-session meeting until 10 p.m. Tuesday. His wife was waiting to give him the news.
"I'm really excited and very appreciative that the community would give me the opportunity to serve on the DACC board," said Wolfe of Oakwood, who was elected along with incumbent Ronald Serfoss of Danville.
Serfoss, an optometrist with Chittick Family Eye Care, and Wolfe, a senior sales executive for Pitney Bowes Inc., will be seated in May. They will serve a six-year term.
Unofficial vote totals showed that Serfoss led the race with 6,827 votes, excluding Iroquois County, whose vote totals weren't available late Tuesday night. He was elected to his second term on the board.
Wolfe garnered 5,608 votes. He will fill the seat of John O'Rourke, who decided to not run for re-election.
Newcomer Harry Brockus of Hoopeston finished in last place with 3,348 votes. Wolfe and Brockus' votes also excluded Iroquois County numbers.
DACC's district covers most of Vermilion County and portions of Edgar, Ford, Champaign and Iroquois counties.
Wolfe, who has served as the Oakwood school board president for 10 years, said he's ready for the new experience.
"It's an opportunity for me to stay connected with education and serve in a different capacity," he said, adding his first order of business will be "listening and learning."
"I'm just really excited to learn more about how the community college works and doing what I can to help improve on it."