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Some school districts have unfilled seats

By Vinde Wells


Two area school boards came away from the April 4 Consolidated Election with positions left unfilled.

In Oregon, six seats were open but only four of those were on the ballot.

Michael Guzman, Corey Buck, Stephanie Haugh, and Brian Wills, all current board members, ran unopposed and were elected to four-year terms.

However, two unexpired two-year terms were not open in time to be listed on the ballot.

The school board will appoint individuals to fill those terms and is accepting applications through Friday, April 14 at the district office, 206 S. 10th St., Oregon.

Guzman received 1,091 votes, Buck 1,076, Haugh 1,039, and Wills 1,028.

In the Forrestville Valley School District, four candidates ran for three four-term terms, but no one ran for a two-year unexpired term.

William Braker, a retired teacher, was the top vote-getter with 425. Also elected were Robert DeVries with 415 votes and Joel Ludwig with 401.

Jeff Becker was defeated with 277 votes.

In the Polo district, all candidates ran unopposed.

Justin Brown and David Bucher garnered 658 and 644 votes respectively and were elected to two-year unexpired terms.

Elected to four-year terms were Matt Mekeel with 697 votes, V. Robert Cassens with 684, and Kellie O’Leary Call with 610.

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