SIDNEY — A newcomer and an incumbent were the unofficial winners for the two seats available for Fairlawn Local Schools of Board of Education.
Incumbent Robert “Bob” Gold, of Sidney, was returned to office, while Michael Henman, of Sidney, was elected to his first term as a board member. Henman received the most votes with 452 votes, while Gold received 346 votes. Incumbent Matthew Caldwell, of Conover, received 293 votes. Only two seats were available at the election.
“I’m disappointed for Matt,” said Gold when he learned the election results. “I don’t know Mike very well, but I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Gold said he hopes the board will continue with the progress the district has seen over the past several years.
“I wasn’t sure how things would shake out,” he said. “I’m excited for the possibilities of working with somebody new.”
Neither Henman nor Caldwell were available for comment Tuesday night.
In Sidney, three candidates were elected to three seats on the Sidney City Schools Board of Education.
Mandi Croft, of Sidney, received 3,778 votes, while Robert Smith, of Sidney, received 3,481 votes. Richard L. Hix II, of Sidney, received 2,821 votes. Paul Heins, of Sidney, was running for an unexpired term. He is the current office holder and received 4,741 votes.