SIUE Alumni Among Elected Officials in Madison County, Alumna Makes History
Six SIUE alumni achieved government positions in Madison County as a result of the local elections held Tuesday, April 4.
SIUE Alumni Board of Directors member Cheryl Maguire made history in Wood River as its first female mayor. Maguire earned a bachelor’s in elementary education in 1990 and a master’s in elementary education in 1998 from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Details on her historic win are posted in The Telegraph.
SJ Morrison, past president of the SIUE Alumni Board of Directors, earned the Edwardsville Ward 4 aldermanic City Council seat. Morrison achieved dual bachelor’s in mass communication and applied communication studies from SIUE in 2002. The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed his election in an article posted Wednesday, April 5.
Alumnus Frank Miles was re-elected as Edwardsville Township Supervisor. Miles earned a bachelor’s in government and a master’s in public administration from SIUE in 1983 and 1988, respectively. His re-election is highlighted in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.
Brian Campbell and Stephanie Elliot secured alderman seats in Alton. Campbell, who earned a bachelor’s in economics in 2002, won the first ward seat. Elliott, a 1996 graduate with a bachelor’s in accountancy, achieved the sixth ward seat. Both are new members of the Alton City Council. The Telegraph featured the election results in a story posted Tuesday, April 4.
Incumbent Joe Silkwood was re-elected as East Alton’s mayor. Silkwood earned a bachelor’s in education in 1987 and a master’s in public administration in 1997, both from SIUE.
Photos: Cheryl Maguire (left), SJ Morrison (middle), Frank Miles (right)