McGinnis Succeeds Ellis on School Board

Voters chose retired educator John McGinnis as their new school board member last week in a special election.  McGinnis replaces Michael Ellis, who resigned from the Board of Education last September.

The new school board member will be sworn in during a special Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Administration Building, Room 143.

Among the five candidates who ran in the District 3 winner-take-all election, McGinnis received 721 votes, or 34 percent of the total.

Richard Lewis placed second with 616 votes, or 29 percent.  He was followed by Kate Conrath with 356 votes, Pauline Gonzalez Stenberg with 263 votes and Raymond Chavarria with 166 votes.
About 6 percent of registered voters in District 3 turned out for the Dec. 29 election.

McGinnis will serve for the remainder of Ellis’ unexpired term, which ends in July.