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Some Local Election Results

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 -- 9:00 AM

In yesterday’s election, Jill Underly defeated Deborah Kerr in the race for State Superintendent.

Underly received 526,011 votes to Kerr’s 386,033.  Underly will take over the post of State Superintendent from Carolyn Stanford Taylor who held the post since 2019.  In Clark County, Kerr received more votes than Underly with 2,259 and 1,986 votes respectively.

There were a few local races in Clark, but most of them were uncontested or votes had the option to vote for multiple candidates.  There were a couple contested races for the Loyal School Board with Carrie Becker beating Kevin Klimpke 243 votes to 178 to represent the City of Loyal on the Board.  And Harlan Hinkleman beat write in candidate Holly Lindner 275 votes to 158 to represent North of Highway 98 on the Board.

The Owen-Withee School Board had six candidates running for three open seats.  Their Board will still look mostly the same with Todd Nelson receiving 418 votes, Angela Greschner receiving 404 votes, and Paul Heffemier receiving 363 votes.  Julie Wendler, Bob Wilczek, and Timothy Sirois were the other three candidates.

Finally, for the Thorp School Board, three candidates were running for two open seats.   The top two vote getters were Clint Klapatauskas with 116 and Eric Werner with 47.  The other candidate was Angela Hertz.

The School Districts of Abbotsford and Colby both had a referendum question on the ballot asking residents if the districts should look further into collaborating more down the road.  In Abbotsford, 134 said yes and 94 said no.  In Colby, 277 said yes and 135 said no.


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