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Henderson candidates react to Election Day

In Henderson County, there's a new face on the Board of Education. Jennifer Keach defeated a longtime incumbent after receiving over 2,000 votes. 

But, it was a tight race for Henderson City Commission with Jan Hite winning the most votes.

14 News spoke with Hite on Wednesday and she says she's excited to restore 'confidence and trust' in Henderson, and work on getting more people to call the city home.  

Also on the commission, former Henderson Mayor Tom Davis.  He tells us the newly-elected commission is a good group of people, also including Robert Pruitt and Robby Mills.

Davis says he's excited about the term ahead. 

"First of all is finding out, getting up to speed on the things that the city and county have been doing together. We've got the experience and I think Jan's going to bring us a new boost of energy to inspire us to do a little extra," Davis said.

Another big race in Henderson County was for a seat on the Board of Education, District Five. Jennifer Keach defeated incumbent Mike Waller for that seat. Keach tells 14 News that one issue she'd like to work on is combating bullying in schools.

"Our students deserve to be in a safe, secure learning environment from the time they get on the bus until the time they get home. It was a very humbling experience. I have to thank Mr. Waller for his 24 years of service because it's not an easy thing to do," Keach said.

Winners 14 News spoke with from both races say they're just excited and lucky to be representing Henderson.

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