UPDATE: Williston School Board election results

Published: Aug. 8, 2023 at 8:06 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2023 at 11:48 AM CDT
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WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - UPDATE (8/9/2023 at 11 a.m.): Board President Chris Jundt has released the following statement:

“The majority has spoken, it’s time for the community to move forward in a positive manner. I’m looking forward to continuing the positive work that is being done at the board level and across the entire school district as we work to make Williston Basin School District 7 the best school district it can be. It’s time to rally together and support our educators who are on the front lines every day doing the great work that they do to help our children to be inspired and prepared for the next level of education, work, and life.”

With the election done, Jundt said the board will be hearing from a bond consultant on August 14 during their meeting in preparation for a future bond referendum.

“We’ll be receiving some information from the consultant regarding various options that are available to the school district in terms of that,” said Jundt.

ORIGINAL STORY (8/9/2023 at 7 a.m.): The Williston Basin School Board members up for a recall election will keep their seats.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Kyle Renner, Chris Jundt, and John Kasmer winning. Renner was the top vote-getter with 1,304 votes, Kasmer had 1,291 votes, and Jundt 1,223.

Challengers Ryan Park and Jonathon Greiner had 715 votes, while Sharlet Mohr had 665.

The board will canvas the ballots on August 21.

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