LEALMAN — Voters in this unincorporated area returned Becky Harriman to her seat on the Lealman Fire Commission.
The vote did not show resounding support for business as usual on the fire board. Harriman took home about 43 percent of the vote, with challengers John Frank and Jay D. Alexander splitting the majority of ballots cast with about 33 percent and 24 percent, respectively.
Frank is a former fire board member who was kicked off because other members did not believe he lived in Lealman. Alexander was a first-time candidate.
Harriman had campaigned on her record and her assertions that the fire district is run with fiscal efficiency. Frank took a different tact, saying that consolidation is inevitable and the district needs to be friendly to its neighbors rather than fighting with them. Alexander knew little about fire issues, saying his ultimate goal was to see the Civil Conservation Corps brought back to life.
Harriman is the current chair of the commission.