Voters weigh in school board members

By: Andy Kozlowski | Madison - Park News | Published November 9, 2016

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MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — During the general election Nov. 8, voters in Madison Heights elected candidates to serve on school boards.

In Madison District Public Schools, nine candidates ran for four four-year terms. Incumbent Christin Cole came out on top at 16.69 percent (1,824 votes), followed by incumbent Bill Pittman at 15.87 percent (1,735 votes), newcomer Mark Kimble at 13.18 percent (1,441 votes), and incumbent Donald Brecht, Jr. at 11.39 percent (1,245 votes).

Not making the cut were newcomers Richard Krstich at 10.74 percent (1,174 votes), Jeremy Haggard at 9.70 percent (1,060 votes), Will Weaver at 8.84 percent (966 votes), and Paul Clair and Wayne Reif each at 6.31 percent (690 votes). Write-ins accounted for 0.97 percent (106 votes).

In Lamphere Schools, two candidates were running unopposed for three six-year terms. The two unopposed candidates were Anthony Austin and incumbent Paul Cavanaugh.

In Hazel Park Public Schools, four candidates ran unopposed for four four-year terms. The four unopposed candidates are incumbent Rose Mary Hammonds, Chuck Temple, Kristy Schlak and incumbent Sue Vance-Hemple