STEWART — An incumbent and a challenger were elected to terms on the Federal Hocking Board of Education.
In a three-way race, two seats were available. Incumbent William Elasky (863 votes) and challenger Stephanie Wilson (709) were elected to the board, while incumbent Daniel Torrence finished in third with 629 votes.
That’s according to unofficial results provided Tuesday evening by the Athens County Board of Elections.
This will be the fourth term for Elasky, a retired teacher from the district. It would have been the fourth term as well for Torrence.
Wilson is a parent in the district and the deputy auditor for the city of Nelsonville. She had campaigned on hopes of introducing more “life skills” into the curriculum and to be able to better address bullying issues at Federal Hocking.
She has said her experience working in an auditor’s office would help in managing the district budget.
At a public forum held last month, Elasky detailed his hopes to keep Federal Hocking in sound financial shape and mentioned the positive development of the new solar array atop the school building’s roof. He also mentioned his involvement with a program linking Ohio University education students with Lancer teachers.
Torrence had touted his involvement with the athletic boosters during the campaign, also mentioning at the forum he was pleased with the recent hiring of Federal Hocking Supt. David Hanning.
Other members of the school board include Lester Green, Kerry Sheridan-Boyd and Sara Brumfield.