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By LeAnn R. Ralph
ELK MOUND — Incumbents Gary Bodenburg and Mark Oas will retain their seats on the Elk Mound Board of Education following the April 6 election.
Bodenburg and Oas faced challengers Michael Jenson Jr. and Mark Levra.
Bodenburg received 548 votes, while Oas received 492 votes.
Jenson pulled in 352 votes, and Levra gathered 326 votes.
Bodenburg, who is recently retired, currently serves as treasurer of the school board, as legislative representative, updating the members monthly as to state legislative issues that affect education, and as a board delegate at the annual State School Board Delegate Assembly, representing the district in voting on educational issues that would affect Elk Mound schools at the legislative level.
Oas, who has been a chiropractor for about 20 years, is a graduate of Elk Mound High School and has served two terms on the Board of Education. He said he chose to run for a third term to serve the students, community, teachers, administration and employees in the Elk Mound school district.
Jenson, also a graduate of Elk Mound High School and a graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College, is a dairy farmer.
Levra, who is originally from Hurley, serves as the director of public works for the Village of Elk Mound and is an adjunct instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Four candidates were on the ballot for four positions on the Elk Mound Village Board.
Incumbent Village President Steven Abraham received 100 votes.
Incumbent Village Trustee Deborah Creaser-Kipp received 96 votes, while incumbent Terry Stamm received 101 votes and incumbent Jesse J. Jenson received 89 votes.