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."
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