South Eastern incumbents hold on to school board seats

Carrie Traeger

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.

James "Jim" Roberts

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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.