Retired teacher Alan Brumsted handily secured a seat on the Teton County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees.
“I’m just extremely pleased that many people support me,” Brumsted said. “I just hope that I can live up to their expectations and do a good job on the board and serve the district.”
Brumsted spent Election Day driving down and back to Ogden, Utah, to welcome a new beagle puppy into his home.
Incumbents Keith Gingery and Janine Teske won the other two open seats with 5,053 votes and 4,257 votes, respectively. Teske said she wanted to thank everybody in Teton County for continuing to support her.
“This means a lot to me,” Teske said.
She did a lot of campaigning, even four-wheeling around some neighborhoods, and said she worked hard for her re-election.
“I think it’s really important going into the legislative session,” Teske said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done on school finance and a lot of work to be done on school accountability.”
Teske knows the district faces challenges she’ll need to tackle while at the helm with her fellow board members.
“We need to continue to remind people that we’re bursting at the seams in our secondary schools and that we need to find some solution for our overcrowding at the middle school and high school,” she said.
Gingery could not be reached before press time on election night.
Current chairwoman of the school board, Kate Mead, ran for Wyoming Senate District 17 but lost to Mike Gierau. Reached Tuesday night, Mead said she is looking forward to her next two years on the school board.