Monday, April 18, 2011

Macoupin teen serves on school board, city council

In his first bid for elected office, Peyton Bernot was chosen as both a board of education member and an alderman.

Not bad for a high school senior.

Bernot was elected to the seven-member Gillespie Community Unit School District 7 board and as Benld Ward 3 alderman in the April 5 consolidated election.

Bernot, however, said that at this point in his life he does not have higher political goals. Upon high school graduation he will attend the University of Illinois-Springfield taking political science, finance and law classes.

Bernot was featured in an April 18, 2011, article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier.

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