Incumbent Elmbrook School Board member Kathryn Wilson won re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sandra Schultz for a three-year term.
Wilson finished with 55 percent of the vote, according to unofficial, unaudited final results from the school district. That translated to 6,814 votes for Wilson and 5,609 for Schultz.
The total number of votes for write-in candidate Nancy Kormanik was not available Tuesday night, largely because the city did not tally them, except for Kormanik's 38 total absentee votes. However, Kormanik's total tally in the other three communities that vote in Elmbrook School Board races was about 100, and a win appeared highly unlikely.
Wilson said she was pleased to get the chance to champion improvements in student achievement and curriculum.
"I’m very happy that (voters) put their faith in me, and I hope to earn their continued trust," she said.
Asked what she thought resonated most with Elmbrook voters, Wilson said, "That’s very hard for me to judge. But I hope that people voted for me because they care about education and the children of the school district."
She said she remains interested in replacing the district's elementary school math program after the district can move beyond budget issues.
Schultz thanked her supporters for their help through the campaign.
"I will still continue to work to support our kids and community through other avenues, such as the drug-free communities coalition," Schultz said.
Wilson praised Schultz, who had received an endorsement from veteran Elmbrook School Board member Bob Ziegler.
"Sandra is a good person," Wilson said. "She does a lot of good things for the community. And I'm confident she will continue to do so."
Wilson was elected in April 2010 to fill the final year of the term of David Marcello, who stepped down for an unsuccessful mayoral bid.
Schultz has been active in numerous Elmbrook groups, including Parent Network, as well as the Waukesha County Drug-Free Coalition.
Kormanik entered the race in the final weeks, officially filing papers as a write-in candidate. A former instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, she is semi-retired, doing office work in a law firm.
The Elmbrook School District did not have a final spreadsheet of votes, which come from the City and Town of Brookfield, Village of Elm Grove and a small part of New Berlin.
In the Town of Brookfield, Schultz had 109 votes, compared to Wilson's 105. In New Berlin, Wilson had 159 and Schultz, 104. Elm Grove results were not available.
Below is the ward-by-ward breakdown of the votes Wilson and Schultz received in just the City of Brookfield. Kormanik's city absentee votes only are listed.CITY OF BROOKFIELD - SPRING GENERAL ELECTION - APRIL 5, 2011 SCHOOL DISTRICT - ELMBROOK SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE SEAT KATHRYN L. WILSON SANDRA SCHULTZ NANCY KORMANIK (write in candidate) PRECINCT-
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