Two challengers take HCSD School Board seats

It appears the Humboldt Community School District will have two new directors on the Board of Education, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday evening by the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office.
For Humboldt director district one, challenger Michael Heier topped incumbent Janell Smith by a vote of 122 to 101, according to the unofficial vote totals.
For director district 3, challenger Robert Myott received 121 votes to 99 for incumbent Randy Hildreth, according to the unofficial counts.
For the at-large director seat, it appears that incumbent Suzanne Newton has retained her seat with 117 votes received to 100 for challenger Joe Jacobson.

There were no contested races in either Gilmore-City Bradgate or Twin Rivers Districts. In GC-B, Marsha Habben, Beau Jergens and Mitch Nielsen were all re-elected with 19, 20 and 14 votes respectively.
In Twin Rivers, Brandon Jenson received 19 votes and Kristyn Olson received 16 votes for two at-large seats.

In the LuVerne Community School District, at-large candidates Meredith Collins (39 votes), Charles Legler (42 votes) and Jennifer Ludwig (44 votes) were re-elected. Ludwig was appointed to the board last summer to fill the remaining two years of the term of vacated board member Lisa Lawson. Voters in the district overwhelmingly approved renewal of the district's PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy), which is $0.67 per $1,000 of valuation.

The totals are unofficial until the Humboldt County Supervisors certify the totals.
Look for more details in The Humboldt Independent.

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