Updated: Incumbency marks local racesTuesday wasn’t a day for major changes in local government.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Tuesday wasn’t a day for major changes in local government.
The Superior School Board is undergoing change after two sitting members — Joshua Christie and Bonnie Baker — decided not to run for re-election. Five candidates, including incumbent Len Albrecht, ran for three open seats.
Albrecht, Jonathan Asp and Robert Morehouse won the open seats on the Superior School Board and will serve three-year terms on the panel that guides education in the Superior school district.
The biggest change is coming for the Douglas County Board — 25 percent of its members are stepping down in two weeks. Supervisors Jeff Isaakson, Joel Certa-Werner, Lew Martin, Bean Prettie, Rich Thompson, Don Gerhardt and Tom Stewart didn’t seek re-election this spring.
With just six contested races among the 21 remaining seats on the board, in three races, incumbents faced incumbents after redistricting. Supervisors Kathy Schulties, Alan Jaques and Keith Allen held onto their seats.
Charlie Glazman, Jack Sweeney and Kathryn McKenzie will be stepping down.
Three races found newcomers challenging the establishment.
Incumbents Pat Ryan, Larry Quam and Nick Baker were returned to the board, and newcomer Robert Mock, unopposed on the ballot but facing a close challenge of write-in votes, will join the board.
Of five city council seats up for grabs in Superior, only one seated councilor faced a challenge. Councilor Mick MacKenzie held onto that seat by nearly a 4-1 margin.