Muhammad beats Scrivano in Rockford School Board election

Muhammad had 1,056 votes compared to Scrivano’s 1,047.
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Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 2:19 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Kamrin Muhammad defeated incumbent Ken Scrivano by nine votes in the April 6 Rockford School Board subdistrict C race, according to the official election results certified Tuesday by the Rockford Board of Elections and the Winnebago County Clerk’s offices.

Of the 2,103 ballots cast in the subdistrict C race, Muhammad had 1,056 votes compared to Scrivano’s 1,047.

“It means a lot, most definitely,” Muhammad said, according to the Rockford Register Star. “Just the fact that I was able to get the community’s support that was necessary in order to get elected. It means a lot to me, it’s very humbling and this is a very good experience.”

Muhammad, who works as a recreation coordinator at Washington Park Community Center, was elected to a two-year term.

“I look forward to getting acclimated and just learning more about how the school board runs,” she said.

Scrivano was first elected to the board in 2011 and currently serves as board president, according to the Rockford Register Star.

“We’ve accomplished a lot in the last 10 years since I’ve been on the board and I’m very proud of my time and honored to have given back and served my community,” Scrivano said. “I think there’s still more work to be done and I’m very confident that Kamrin will do well and will strive to make things better.”

Scrivano said he has no plans to ask for a recount, despite his razor thin margin of defeat, according to the Rockford Register Star.

Muhammad won 53.3 percent of the vote in the city portion of subdistrict C, with 928 votes to Scrivano’s 813. Scrivano fared better in the county section of subdistrict C, picking up 234 votes to Muhammad’s 128.

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