Bloomfield Election 2012: Day, Baron and Herner Elected to BHS School Board

Day and Baron win convincingly for 6-year-terms; Herner outlasts Greenwell, Berndt for 2-year-slot.


Both Ingrid Day and Rob Herner retained their seats on the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education following a Tuesday election that drew nearly 80 percent of all voters in both Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills.

Joining them will be first-time candidate Howard Baron, who also won a 6-year-term on the board Tuesday with more than 39 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results from the Oakland County Clerk.

Day, the current board president, also received more than 39 percent of the vote for 6-year-term. W.F. (Vic) Moigis finished with 20 percent of the vote.

"I'm pleased to have such a strong showing for a local election given the tenor of the national issues," she wrote to Patch late Tuesday night. "I believe our voters have again demonstrated confidence for me in my support of the students of Bloomfield Hills and also for the positive and proactive way the board works with our community. Its going to be a very exciting few years, filled with hard work and continued tough decisions, while transitioning to one high school."

The race for the partial, two-year term seat was much closer.

Herner, appointed to the board two years ago, narrowly beat challenger Jenny Greenwell by 250 votes to finish with 37.58 percent of the vote. Current Trustee Joan Berndt, appointed to the board last year, finished with 26 percent.

"Great race!" Herner said. "I want to thank my supporters, especially my campaign team. Tomorrow .. New day, clean slate with a lot of unfinished work ahead."

Check back for further updates.

Charles Gaba November 08, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Thanks for correcting Linda, Elizabeth, so I don't have to. Yes, Linda, I'm sure that half of Ingrid Day & Howard Baron's supporters looked at the next line on the ballot and said, "Nah, not gonna bother, let Jenny Greenwell have the third seat." (that was sarcasm, in case you didn't notice). Although Linda does have a grain of truth--it does look like there may have been a drop-off of some amount (Howard & Ingrid each got 10,755 votes; Rob & Joan combined total 9,702). However, as Elizabeth noted, some people may have only voted for one candidate for the 2-year term, and others may have voted Howard/Moigis or (far less likely) Ingrid/Moigis, so the exact numbers are harder to pin down. However, I'd be willing to bet my hat that the 5,477 who voted for Jenny are the exact same 5,477 who voted for Mr. Moigis...plus an additional 30, oddly enough.
Linda November 09, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I think we can bestow that group with the honorary title of "patch addicts".
Charles Gaba November 09, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Um...Linda, I'm not gonna bother running a tally, but I'm fairly certain that you've spent more time flapping your gums (well, your fingers anyway) here on the Patch more than any half-dozen other people combined. In any event, I'm sure you'll be cheerleading for Jenny if she decides to lose a 5th campaign in a row.
Mary November 09, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Do Brandon-Jan-Neal Charles-Amy -J Arch et al ever have anything positive to say -to people they don't see eye to eye with-Do they ever get tired of attacking those who do not agree with them- Are they the only ones who are ever right? Sure seems that way on the Patch! Either agree with them or get shot down!
J Arch November 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Hi Mary, I welcome your review of my posting history. If you choose to do so, you'll find that I do not post for the sake of being contrary. I only post when I see factually incorrect statements and I post for the purpose of preventing the spread of misinformation. I avoid getting personal. As far as what I will be doing now that the election is over, I will continue my involvement in matters concerning the school district as I have always done for the 20 years that I have lived here. You'll see me in the buildings, at sporting events and at Board Meetings. It is a fact that more than any other single factor, the feature that allows BHSD to be more suCcesful than most other districts is the level of parent involvement that occurs here. I will continue to do my part and I hope you will too. J. Wagner


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