South Eastern incumbents hold on to school board seats
Incumbents Carrie Traeger and James Roberts will keep their seats on the South Eastern school board, besting newcomer Stacey Alexander — if unofficial vote tallies last updated early Wednesday morning hold.
Three candidates sought two seats representing Region 1 on the South Eastern school board in Tuesday's municipal election. The most recent polling results came in at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Traeger, the only candidate who cross-filed as a Democrat and a Republican, was in the lead with 873 votes as of Wednesday. Roberts, who ran as a Republican, followed with 850 votes. Alexander, who ran as a Democrat, had 429 votes as Wednesday.
Early election results could change.
Traeger's six years on the board and Roberts' four years — two as board president — are up against Alexander's business background, active involvement in district schools and her family's history as educators.
Roberts held safety and transparency — improving communications between buildings and to the public — as his main focus.
Traeger noted that ensuring student needs are met if the district decides on a school consolidation is important, and she'd also like to see improved curriculum.