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|Changes in School Boards Thanks to Election
|Tuesday's consolidated elections were not friendly to some incumbents on local school boards.
Case in point is the election for seats on the Abingdon School Board. Jim Bloomberg, who's lasted on the board for four-terms, received the least amount of votes in Tuesday's election, after unofficial totals from Knox and a portion of Warren Counties are tallied. Bloomberg is currently school board president, and has been for a number of years.
Among other things, Bloomberg was chair of the Public Relations Committee during the failed effort to try and get the Abingdon and Knoxville School Districts to consolidate.
Current Board Secretary Bonnie Froelich was voted out as well. Incumbents Roger Schrodt and Sherry Lomax retained their seats, and joining them will be newcomers Amy Goehl and Leah Glaser.
Incumbent and board vice president Hillard Byom was voted out of the Knoxville School Board Tuesday as well, while incumbent Tim Rickard was retained. He'll be joined by Tamara Myers and Brent Shreeves. Longtime member Gale Trulson opted not to seek another term.
The United School Board as a result of Tuesday's election will see one new face. Voters elected Matt Fredrickson with over 270 votes thanks to voters in parts of Warren and Mercer Counties.
Incumbents Susan Frieden and Lisa Gavin were elected to new terms Tuesday as well, while Kelly Frick came in fourth and was not elected to a seat.
In the next-door Monmouth-Roseville School Board, voters picked three new members, after some incumbents opted to step down.
Kevin Killey, Anita Sells, and Bobbi Udin were all elected to the District-238 board thanks to voters in Warren County. Longtime member David Reid Clark opted not to seek another term.
Newcomers Tim Tibbetts and Robert Weyant were not elected.
One local school board will stay the same following Tuesday's consolidated elections.
That's the ROWVA School Board. Unofficial figures from Tuesday's polling in parts of Knox and Henry Counties indicate all four incumbents up for re-election retained their seats. Those members are Kevin Erickson, Jim Cahill, Rob Kalb, and Bill Murdock.
They fended off challenges from newcomers Paige Rohweder and Rebecca King. Of the four, unofficial totals indicate Erickson got the most votes, followed by Murdock, Cahill, and Kalb.
Most every school board in the immediate area saw a newcomer get elected to the board -- in many cases, more than one. But it appears as if the District-208 board was the only one to have all incumbents win.
|04 07 11 by Newsroom
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