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Marshfield school board race: Closer, but no change

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) -- A very close Marshfield school board race from the April 1st election was finalized on Tuesday. After canvassing the votes, the race got even closer.

Following last week’s election, only 23 votes separated challengers Jason Angell and Dorothy Chaney, while incumbent Mark Konrardy lead the pack by only 38 votes. With absentee ballots not included in those election-night totals, the results of that close election could not be finalized until the School District’s Board of Canvassers met and tallied the combined votes from both Wood and Marathon Counties.

The results: No change in the outcome. Incumbent Mark Konrardy wins a second term while newcomer Dorothy Chaney claims the open seat that was up for grabs following the retirement of longtime school board member Frances Bohon.

Konrardy ended up with 1,928 votes, with his margin of victory shrinking to 33 votes. Third place Jason Angell had 1,866 votes cast for him which closed the gap to 13 votes, but still left Angell trailing second place vote-getter Chaney who had 1,879 votes. Fourth place finisher Dennis Juncer remained in last place with 989 votes.