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Voters return three School Board incumbents

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Orono School District voters returned the three incumbent members who filed for re-election. Totals were:

Candidate # of Votes % of Total
Sarah Borchers 237 32.03%
Martha Van de Ven 223 30.14%
 Bob Tunheim 219 29.59%
 Write-in 61 8.24%


Board Chair Bob Tunheim is finishing his second term on the board and Director Sarah Borchers her first. With re-election, Vice Chair Martha Van de Ven will begin her 26th year of service. She was named to the Minnesota School Boards Association All-State School Board in 2009.

The School Board is composed of six members, elected at large. Terms overlap to ensure continuity of membership.

Visit the School Board pages for information on membership, committee assignments, schedule of meetings and more.

Bob Tunheim Chair

Bob Tunheim, Chair

Martha Van de Ven Vice Chair

Martha Van de Ven, Vice Chair

Sarah Borchers Director

Sarah Borchers, Director