According to the Kent County Department of Election's unofficial tally results, 40 percent of voters today chose Ron Evans to represent them in the Milford School District Board of Education. Evans received more votes than any of the four other candidates for the at-large seat.

The 38-year-old Evans and his wife, who is a teacher within the district, have four children and are also foster parents. He has been treasurer of both the Morris Early Childhood Center’s Parent Teacher Partnership and of the Mispillion Elementary School’s PTP and works as a chief credit officer for a community bank.

"I feel my personal experiences as a parent to multiple children in the Milford School District and my business skills as a bank executive will allow me to be a well-rounded board member in assisting in the positioning the Milford School District for ongoing success," Evans told the Beacon earlier this month. 

"Financial stability and communication and trust with the community [are significant issues facing the district]," he continued. "My background in business and finance allows me to step into the role of school board member without having the need for a large learning curve to understand the financials of the district. I can begin asking the necessary questions from day one. Regarding communication and trust, I believe it is important to be willing to be open to both positive and negative feedback from the community by actively listening to and considering the concerns and issues raised by all members of the community."