Veteran member Marilyn Franklin and Jennifer Peltz, who stepped down from the Glendale-River Hills School Board to run, were the top vote-getters in the race for two seats on the Nicolet School Board.
The vote totals April 7, according to unofficial results:
Marilyn Franklin (i)
Election results remain unofficial until they are certified by the boards of canvassers, which met after press deadline. The totals comprise votes from the four communities in the district's boundaries.
"I think people appreciated the fact that I really care a lot about the school and the community," said Franklin, who was elected to an eighth term. "I have no personal agenda. I just want to make sure we have the best education possible within realistic economic parameters."
Franklin's campaign stressed her experience on the board and her desire to balance the needs of children with the ability of taxpayers to pay for education.
"I really thank all the people who supported me and helped me," Franklin said.
The Nicolet community is a large area and candidates must have help to run, she said.
Peltz said having children at Nicolet probably helped in the election. In her campaign, she emphasized children first while being financially responsible.
Her campaign included a Web site and e-mailed letters.
"I also did signs and fliers," she said, but e-mailing really helped get her message out.
"I want to thank those who voted for me and trusted that I would serve well," Peltz said. "That's humbling."
Franklin and Peltz defeated former Nicolet School Board member David Kramer and Glendale alderwoman JoAnn Shaw.
The four candidates survived a primary election in February. In that election, Franklin and Peltz also came out on top; Mary Whittet was eliminated.
Jane Ford-Stewart can be reached at (262) 446-6607.
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