Polls for the Hettinger Public School Board Election opened at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, and closed at 7 p.m.Posted June 14, 2013
By BREANNA KAITFORS
Polls for the Hettinger Public School Board Election opened at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, and closed at 7 p.m. The board had two open positions being voted on – a 3-year Rural Position and a 3-year City Position.
On the ballot for the Rural Position was Libby Gravning. Theron Schalesky and Scott Mattis were both represented on the ballot for the City Position. Write-in candidates were also accepted for both positions.
After the polls close, the City Clerks and Judges counted the votes and determined who were the winning parties for both positions. There were a total of 135 votes for the rural position and 134 for the city position.
The winner of the 3-year Rural Position is Tenille Guthrie, a write in candidate that received 29 votes. Gravnig received 55 votes and ther was one voet for “other”.
Scott Mattis is the newly elected board member for the 3-year City Position with 102 votes, while his competition Theron Schalesky received 32 votes. A total of 139 votes were cast.The winning candidates were accepted by the current School Board at the regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 12.
The question of publishing the school board minutes was also voted on during this election. The bill states, “Shall the Hettinger Public School District #13, County of Adams, State of North Dakota, publish a record of the proceedings of the school board in a newspaper of general circulation of the school district for the succeeding two years.”
There were 135 votes to publish the minutes, four against.