Three elected to Fort Loramie BOE

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie School Board President Diane L. Pleiman was elected to a second term on the board, according to unofficial results from the Shelby County Board of Elections, Tuesday night.

Also elected to fill vacant seats were Vernon F. Siegel Jr. and Tracy Drees. A fourth candidate, Jennifer Wilt, lost by 21 votes.

Pleiman was the top vote-getter. Her 1,022 votes represented 28.1 percent of votes cast.

“I appreciate the voters in the Fort Loramie School District putting their trust in me to sit on the board of education for another term,” she said.

“I’m excited. I can’t wait to start being on the board,” said Siegel, who garnered 946 votes, 26.01 percent.

Fort Loramie voters gave Dress the nod with 845 votes.

“I’m excited about (being elected) and appreciative of the support,” said Drees, whose votes counted as 23.23 percent of those cast.

Wilt took 824 votes and was a gracious loser.

“I’m sure that the three peole who were elected are going to do a great job,” she told the Sidney Daily News. “I’m disappointed, but I have no concerns about the board. I’m going to stay in volved with the boosters …” Wilt said she is undecided about whether she will run again when seats open in two years.

The results indicated that 986 voters marked their ballots for fewer than the three candidates they were permitted to vote for.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.