Evart elects two new members for school board

The Evart Public Schools board of education will add two new members, Mark Moody and Todd Brggema, to its ranks following the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

The Evart Public Schools board of education will add two new members, Mark Moody and Todd Brggema, to its ranks following the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

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EVART — The Evart Public Schools board of education will add two new members to its ranks following the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

Two six-year term seats were open and they are now set to be filled with new representatives in the district.

With 100% of precincts reporting the board of education election for Evart Public Schools saw 3,298 total votes cast across Mecosta and Osceola counties spread among five candidates.

(Note: Results become official after certified by each county's board of canvassers.)

Candidate Mark Moody led the vote totals to gain a seat with 1,244 votes.

Todd Bruggema also nabbed a board membership position with 1,156 votes across the counties.

Rosie McKinstry received 806 votes, Tammy Dellar tallied 746 votes, and Kelly Millen garnered 493 votes.

There were 12 unresolved write-in votes for the two seats.

Bruggema said he appreciated the voters’ support.

“I am very honored to have been selected by the voters to be a school board trustee,” Bruggema said. “I look forward to the position and helping to provide a well-rounded education to the children of our community.”

Candidate Mark Moody had not respond to request for comment as of press time.

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