Incumbents fall in area elections

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Three newcomers will take seats on the Lyle Board of Education in January 2000.

Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Three newcomers will take seats on the Lyle Board of Education in January 2000.

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The only incumbent seeking re-election Tuesday in the Lyle Independent School district was unsuccessful.

An incumbent school board candidate was also unsuccessful in the Blooming Prairie Independent School District.

Meanwhile, an incumbent school board member, who announced he was not seeking re-election in the LeRoy-Ostrander School District almost was involuntarily re-elected in a write-in campaign.

Douglas Young, Randall Fett and Darci Kline all won seats on the Lyle school board Tuesday. All are first-time candidates.

Young received 145 votes, Fett received 92 and Kline, 88, to win 4-year terms on the school board beginning in January.

There were 197 total votes cast Tuesday in the Lyle district.

The only incumbent seeking re-election, Wendy Kunze, was unsuccessful.

Also unsuccessful were challengers Debra Mattick, Kimberly Holst, Steve Hollerud, Mary LaChappelle and Anita Deboer.

J. Michael Taylor was unsuccessful in his re-election bid Tuesday for a seat on the Blooming Prairie Board of Education.

Three vacancies were filled by Ron Janning, an incumbent, plus challengers Norm Wonderlich and Bill Fogarty.

Fogarty was the biggest vote-getter with 310, while Wonderlich received 302 and Janning, 184.

Long-time incumbent and current board chair, Taylor, received 143 votes.

David Lunning wasn’t on the ballot in Tuesday’s LeRoy – Ostrander school board election, but he almost got elected to one of four vacancies on the board.

Dave Opseth, a newcomer, was