Beaver Dam School Board Race: Prieve, Kuntz, Mason, Dornfeld

(Beaver Dam) There were several contested school board races on ballots throughout the Dodge County area.

In Beaver Dam, where there were five candidates and four open seats, the top vote-getters were incumbents Chad Prieve with 1597 votes, Mary Kuntz with 1454, and Maria Mason with 1220. Newcomer Isaac Dornfeld secured 1336 votes while Steve Rydzewski fell short in his bid for the board with 1004 votes.

The winning candidates on the Watertown School Board include: Lori Holland, David Schroeder, Craig Wortman and Mike Higgins.

There were two contested races for Waupun school board. Jodie Tank lost to Megan Vande Zande for the towns of Alto and Trenton seat, the final total was 1138-to-920. Incumbent Lori Van Buren withstood a challenge from Benjamin Pickart for the city of Waupun seat by a vote of 1489-to-482.

There were two open seats in the Columbus School District with four candidates running. Incumbent Mike O’Brian, who picked up 969, will be sworn in to another term along with Martha Rule who secured 790 votes; the low vote-getters were Chris Roelke and Joseph Hammer with 746 and 676, respectively.

In the Fall River School District, where there were five candidates competing for three seats, candidates receiving the most votes included Ken Dickerson with 229, Jeff Abegglen with 270, and incumbent Guy Robbins with 275 votes. The 161 votes secured by Kelly Remus and 109 for Megan Jeranek were not enough. In the Randolph School District, with four candidates and two seats, the winners were incumbents Mike Biel and Wayne Vanderploeg with 197-and-274 votes, respectively. Lindsay Vree and Steve Rodriguez fell short at 139-and-97 votes, respectively.