Ballot set for Edgerton School Board
Edgerton School Board
Jon Raymond 405
Robert T. Chapados 380
Derek Ninmer 353
Jim Klein 328
Dianne Davis 227
Daniel L. Ray 137
David C. Davis 116
EDGERTON A candidate who said earlier this month that he doesn't want to serve on the Edgerton School Board is in the running for the April 3 election.
Daniel R. Ray was the sixth-place vote getter in the primary Tuesday night, earning a spot as one of six candidates on the ballot for three open seats on the school board.
The Edgerton resident edged out seventh-place candidate David C. Davis, 137 to 116, according to totals released Tuesday by clerks in Rock, Dane and Jefferson counties.
The other candidates who will make the spring ballot are Edgerton residents Robert T. Chapados, Jim Klein, Derek Ninmer, Jon Raymond and Dianne Davis.
Current board members Julie Norland, Craig Strouse and Larry Oberdeck are not seeking re-election.
Earlier this month, Ray announced publicly that he no longer would serve on the board, even if elected. He cited time commitments with work and in a written statement asked voters to vote for other candidates instead of him.
Ray's decision came after the filing deadline, so it was too late to have his name pulled from the ballot. Ray could still get elected in April, even though he does not plan to serve on the board.
The Gazette could not reach Ray for comment at home or at his place of work Tuesday.
According to an attorney at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, if Ray is elected and does not take office, it would create an immediate vacancy that would have to be filled by an appointment approved by a school board vote.
Michele Smrecek, an administrative assistant for the district office, said in the past the board has filled such vacancies by seeking applications for candidates and holding interviews.