School Board Primary narrows field of candidates to six
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — While the results are still unofficial as the School Board Canvass will convene on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to confirm the final School Board Primary Election results, with all precincts reporting from Tuesday’s primary, it appears incumbent Randell Kruger and candidate Christine Miller will not be on the ballot for the April 7 election.
Kruger is the current Vice President of the Marshfield School Board. He expressed pride over his six-year tenure on the school board.
“Hopefully people look back and say, ‘Well gosh, look what they had to overcome and what they accomplished.’”
Kruger pointed to the renovation to Marshfield Middle School as a particular highlight of his time on the board.
“It was a big project, and we did it with minimal impact to the tax payer, and now we have a school that will probably serve our district for another quarter century,” Kruger said.
Kruger added, “I think we accomplished a lot, and I’m happy. I’m glad I was able to serve the community for six years, and I think maybe it’s time for other people to step forward, other citizens to step forward and serve their community in a like manner.”
With only 66 absentee ballots still to be accounted for, the field of six candidates appears set for the April election. Incumbents Marlene Stueland and Mark Critelli will be joined by Steven Okonek, Frances Bohon, Mary Carney, and Tom Buttke.
Vote totals from Tuesday’s primary:
Frances Bohon: 1,075 votes
Marlene Stueland: 893 votes
Tom Buttke: 727 votes
Steven Okonek: 567 votes
Mary Carney: 537 votes
Mark Critelli: 495 votes
Randell Kruger: 436 votes
Christine Miller: 97 votes