Blanford elected to the Princeton Park District Board

PRINCETON — Chris Blanford will be seated as the newest commissioner on the Princeton Park District Board.

In Tuesday’s consolidated election, Blanford received 517 votes (68.39%) compared to opponent Thomas Jagers’ 239 votes (31.61%).

Bureau County Clerk Matt Eggers confirmed there are only 25 outstanding ballots in the county, not enough to sway this race.

On Wednesday, Blanford said he was excited to soon be a part of the park district board, especially with all the potential for new future projects.

“There are a lot of new and exciting things that the park district is working on and I’m looking forward to the nicer weather and getting out and enjoying what the park district offers,” he said.

Jagers wished Blanford the best of luck going forward, adding he will make a great addition to the park board.

Jagers also wanted to thank outgoing board member Bob Halberg for all his years of service on the board. Halberg decided to step down after serving 12 years.

“That was a lengthy stay he had and I appreciate all the time and service he gave to the park board,” he said.

Jagers said he is interested in running for the board again in the future and will keep all his doors open.

Goldie Rapp

Goldie Rapp is the Associate Editor of the Bureau County Republican and Putnam County Record. She has worked for Shaw Media since 2013.