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School board candidate receives no votes

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(AP) -

An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes -- not even his own -- but he'll probably still get the job.

Randy Richardson, 42, didn't even find time to vote for himself between his full-time maintenance job and his chores on his farm near McIntire.

Richardson said he was recruited to run by school staff and agreed to because he has two kids in the district.

School board president Karl Fox, who also farms, says the timing of last week's vote was unfortunate because it's a busy time for fieldwork.

But Fox says the Riceville School Board will likely appoint him to fill the seat he was running for.

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