Voters choose Granlund, Lind for Maple school boardAn Iron River woman who filed as a write-in candidate less than a week before Tuesday’s election will take a seat on the Maple School Board, according to preliminary numbers.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
An Iron River woman who filed as a write-in candidate less than a week before Tuesday’s election will take a seat on the Maple School Board, according to preliminary numbers. The unofficial results show that Nancy Lind, a former elementary school teacher for the school district of Maple, received 385 write-in votes. The other official write-in candidate, Brad Botten of Lake Nebagamon, only netted 192.
Joining Lind on the board will be incumbent W. Michael Granlund of Lakeside, who received 1,016 votes. This will be Granlund’s second term on the board.
Voters cast ballots for a number of unofficial write-in candidates, including one for Jerry Peck in Iron River, one for Pat Luostari in Lakeside and one for Santa Clause in Lake Nebagamon. Most of the write-in candidates received just one or two votes, although Brian Johnson netted 13 votes and 14 voters cast ballots for Joyce Orlowski, according to a break-down of write-in votes by municipality.
Lind filed as a write-in candidate March 28, five days before the election; Botten filed on Feb. 7.
The official canvass will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the school district office. At that point, the write-in candidate with the highest vote will be contacted.