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May 20, 2014

Loyd, winner of Murray schools primary, will give pay to students

Frank Loyd said he was “shocked” and “felt overwhelmingly blessed” when he saw the final results Tuesday night.

“I didn’t think I would do this good,” he said.

But he did.

Loyd won the Republican primary for the District 5 (downtown Chatsworth) seat on the Murray County Board of Education. He enters the November election uncontested since no Democrats qualified. Loyd is expected to begin his first term on Jan. 1, 2015.

Loyd defeated incumbent Robbie Moore with 1,352 votes (60.52 percent) to 882 votes (39.48 percent). Those results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State and do not include provisional ballots for votes that need to be verified before being counted.

“One of my primary goals will be to really get grow community involvement,” Loyd said. “Teachers need some relief. I want to find ways so teachers don’t have to buy materials out of their own pockets.”

If he remains unchallenged, Loyd said he is going to talk with a school social worker to find away to give his stipend as a board member — about $50 a month — to a student in need.

“It can maybe help a student who needs a jacket or something like that,” he said. “I want to put that money in the hands of a student. I’m not doing this for the money.”

Moore did not immediately return a phone message left for him Tuesday night.

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