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Penn State Trustee Election Draws 39 Candidates

Penn State Trustee Election Draws 39 Candidates

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The latest alumni election for three seats on Penn State's Board of Trustees has drawn more than three dozen candidates, less than half the record 86-person slate on last year's ballot.

     The 39-candidate pool for this spring's election was formally finalized yesterday, when numbers were drawn for ballot positions. The number of hopefuls on this year's slate still far exceeds what had been a typical pool of six to nine candidates.

     But that was the norm before some alumni began scrutinizing how trustees handled the firing off football coach Joe Paterno in November 2011 and other actions in the aftermath of retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

    Two incumbents are seeking re-election, while a third resigned last summer. The board has 32 seats.