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OESJ Board of Education election

POSTED 4/16/2013
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville voters elect OESJ Board of Education
Voters of the newly merged Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Tuesday, April 16 elected seven members to the district’s first board of education. 

Voters selected Susanne Sammons, Renee Swartz, Ben Conte, Lee Quackenbush, Neil Clark, Cindy Breh and Keith Handy.

In order to stagger the number of seats up for election each year on the new board, the candidates elected with the most votes received the longest terms, while those elected with the fewest votes received shorter terms. 
As they received the most votes, Sammons, Swartz and Conte will serve full three-year terms. Sammons received 508 votes, Swartz 501 and Conte 448.

Quackenbush and Clark will each serve two-year terms. Quackenbush received 394 votes and Clark received 370.
Breh and Handy will both serve one-year terms. Breh received 357 votes and Handy received 350.

The board’s organizational meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the St. Johnsville High School auditorium. The board will vote on a president and vice president at the organizational meeting.