Archive for Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Candidates elected to board, council

April 9, 2003

There will soon be some new faces mixed in among some familiar ones on Baldwin's governing boards.

Last Tuesday saw the election of one new Baldwin City Council member and two incumbents and three new Baldwin Board of Education members along with one incumbent.

Nancy Brown will join re-elected council members Ted Brecheisen and Todd Cohen for four-year terms on the city council. Brecheisen was top vote-getter with 305, followed by Brown with 284 votes and Cohen with 267 votes.

Council member candidates Steve Pierce and Robert Myers were defeated with 231 and 171 votes, respectively.

In the school board race, incumbent Alison Bauer defeated Eugene Kivett for a four-year term in position No. 1 in District 1. Bauer received 500 votes and Kivett received 252.

Blaine Cone, who ran unopposed, was elected to a four-year term in position No. 3 in District 3 with 504 votes.

Stacy Cohen bested write-in candidate Betty Bullock, 437 votes to 205 votes, for position No. 6 in District 3, which is a two-year term.

The four-year at large school board position went to Scott Lauridsen who defeated incumbent Curtis Trarbach. Lauridsen received 613 votes to Trarbach's 148.

Original Tuesday night results were, in some cases, nearly 200 votes higher than the official final totals. The Douglas County Clerk's Office discovered a counting error and had to recount ballots Wednesday.

Brown will join the city council, replacing long-time council member Marilyn Pearse, at the May 5 council meeting.

The newly elected school board members will officially become part of the board at the July 14 meeting.

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