In a contentious race for seats on the Bend-La Pine School Board, voters retained current Chairwoman Carrie Douglass and voted in three newcomers she ran alongside: Shirley Olson, Marcus LeGrand and Janet Sarai Llerandi.
The races weren’t particularly close.
Douglass defeated Maria Lopez-Dauenhauer with 70% of the vote.
LeGrand defeated Wendy Imel 65.08% to 34.69%.
Olson defeated Gregg Henton with 66% of the vote while Llerandi beat Jon Haffner with 60% of the vote.
The four losing candidates ran together as a bloc in their own right, appearing together at Republican-led events. A couple even appeared on conservative television news talk shows in recent weeks.
The Douglass/Lopez-Dauenhauer race was particularly heated after Lopez-Dauenhauer accused the incumbent of social media harassment.
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And Henton came under fire in recent weeks after a series of anti-Muslim and profanity-laden tweets from several years ago appeared to have been posted from his accounts.
He denied the accounts were his, but they were deleted after they were brought to his attention by local media.
Other results can be found on the Deschutes County Election Central website.
Redmond School District:
Four positions were up for grabs within the Redmond School District and its board.
Shawn Hartfield was leading Stephanie Hunter 53.81% to 45.89% for Position 1.
In Position 2 Michael Summers is now in the lead with 3,494 total votes, but the race is still too close to call.
Redmond voters elected Jill Cummings to Position 3 with 46.43% of the votes.
And Keri Lopez defeated three other candidates with 30.69% of the votes for Position 4.
Sisters School District:
Two positions within the Sisters School District had at least two candidates.
Position 1 was being sought by Jenica Cogdill and Rodney Cooper; with Cogdill leading with 63.81% of the votes.
Kevin Eckert and Edie Jones were up for Position 5. Jones was leading late Tuesday.