New School Board Members Elected in Cody

Written by on November 8, 2018

The Cody Enterprise reports, the Cody School Board will soon feature four new faces. In Tuesday night’s election the lone incumbent running for re-election fell short as challengers won all three four-year seats and the two-year seat.
Parent and school volunteer Brandi Nelson was the lead candidate in the eight-person race for the four-year seats, receiving 11.4 percent of the vote (2,382 votes) in the unofficial final tally.
Local businesswoman and volunteer Cathy Roes received the second-most votes at 10.7 percent (2,239). They are joined by Karen Schipfmann-Nielson, a parent of district students and former investment professional who garnered 8.9 percent of the votes (1,865). Longtime local businessman John McCue won the two-year seat with 35.2 percent of the vote in the three-person race, tallying 2,448 votes.
Quote, “I think it just solidifies what I’ve been preaching about, that I’m going down the right path, now the work begins.” End quote said McCue.
Incumbent Billy Struemke finished with 1,415 votes. Struemke worried the results displayed a board becoming more liberal.
Quote, “The Cody people have spoken, and if that’s what they want, that’s what they should have. But I’m fearful they don’t know what they voted for.” End quote, Struemke told the Enterprise.

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