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Roberts, Carter win board seats

He will be joined by Barbara Carter, a retired teaching assistant and classified union president, who won a three-way race for the seat being vacated by longtime board member Kathy Cabe.

Roberts, a dentist on the board since 2007, received 2,596 votes or 54.3 percent. He turned back a challenge from retired McMinnville School District teacher Bill Bordeaux, who collected 2,186 votes or 45.7 percent.

Carter earned 2,686 votes or 55.5 percent in a three-way race. Robin Swenson ran second with 1,105 votes or 22.9 percent and Nicholas Scyoc third with 1,045 votes or 21.6 percent.

The newly elected board member has expressed interest in working to improve graduation rates and raising standards for students. She said she wants to make sure students graduate ready to command family-living wages in a competitive workplace.

Carter currently serves on the district budget committee. When she is seated on the board July 1, the district will need to find a new member for the budget panel.

Longtime board member Stan Primozich also was re-elected. He ran unopposed.

It was the second run in recent months for Bordeaux and Scyoc. Bordeaux ran for county treasurer in the November general election, while Scyoc ran for McMinnville City Council.


Jones to replace Hudson on Amity board

Ryan Jones was elected to the Amity School Board in Tuesday balloting.

He defeated Trish Stephens 545 votes to 312 or 63.6 percent to 36.4 percent. The totals include both Yamhill and Polk counties.

Jones is an Amity High graduate. He runs his own farm in addition to serving as farm manager for Select Seed.

He will take office July 1. He replaces Craig Hudson, who did not seek for re-election.


Chrisman wins Sheridan School Board seat

SHERIDAN — Retired Sheridan businessman Terry Chrisman, a 1965 Sheridan High School graduate, easily won election Tuesday to Position 5 on the Sheridan School Board.

Chrisman turned back Muriel Ablard, who volunteers in the Sheridan School District, 357 votes to 201, or 63 percent to  37 percent, in unofficial balloting.

It was Ablard’s second try. Two years ago, a recount was needed to determine she had lost by three votes to Judy Breeden in a Position 4 run.

“I’m excited,” said Chrisman, who will be sworn in at the meeting of Wednesday, July 17. “Now I’ll see what I can do, see how I can help.”

Jason Alexander decided not to seek re-election to Position 1, and Michael Griffith was the only one to file. Board Chair Larry Deibel was unopposed in Position 2. The board’s other two members, Breeden in Position 4 and Harvey Hall in Position 5, both have two years remaining on their terms.

Chrisman, who was raised in Sheridan, spent 14 years in Arizona before returning to the West Valley.

He occasionally works at his former auto repair shop —  Terry’s Auto Clinic, at the corner of South Bridge Street and Sheridan Road. He has turned the business over to his son, Cory, but remains available to assist him. Being retired has definitely freed up more time for him.

“When I was working 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., six and sometimes seven days a week, there wasn’t a lot of time to do much of anything else,” Chrisman said. “Now I have the time.”

The Chrisman family is well known in the Sheridan community.

Terry’s brother, Bill, graduated from Sheridan High in 1966, but fell ill and died at the age of 19. He played football for the Spartans, and the field was named after him.

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