RACINE COUNTY — There were two seats up for election Tuesday for the Raymond Elementary School Board, and they both went to newcomers.
And in the Muskego-Norway School District election saw three open seats: one went to incumbent Eric Schroeder, and the other two went to Terri Boyer and Tracy Blair.
Jennifer Loppnow-Becker and Betsy Bauer received 578 and 376 votes, respectively.
They beat out incumbent Dawn Peterson, who finished third with 295 votes. Peterson had served on the board since 2012.
This is the first time either Loppnow-Becker, 35, or Bauer, 39, has been elected to public office. The board oversees a K4 through eighth grade school in the Town of Raymond. School Board members serve three-year terms with a $2,200 yearly salary.
Bauer has served on the North Cape School and Raymond School parent-teacher organizations. She also has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.
For the past 18 years, Loppnow-Becker has worked at Wayne’s Daughters Farm & Greenhouses and has a UW-Extension Master Gardener certification, along with additional education through the Milwaukee School of Floral Design. Loppnow-Becker also owns the Adam Becker Underground Construction LLC, and has volunteered at Raymond School’s learning stations program and annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
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Blair, Boyer and Schroeder will serve a three-year term on a seven-member board and receive an annual salary of $4,600.
Schroeder was the top vote-getter with 3,155. Boyer received 2,660 and Blair followed with 2,600.
They beat out former Muskego alderman Kert Harenda, who received 2,238 votes, and financial consultant Karla Klein, who received 1,864 votes.
The 4K-high school district serves about 4,800 students from the City of Muskego and the Town of Norway spread out over eight buildings, including Lakeview Elementary School in Wind Lake. About a quarter of the district’s students are from Racine County.
Schroeder, 52, has served on the Muskego-Norway School Board since 2006. He has a degree in criminal justice from UW-Milwaukee and is a police officer.
A pediatric nurse, 49-year-old Blair has volunteered extensively around Muskego as a soccer coach, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, and served on several committees in the district, including the parent advisory committee and strategic planning advisory committee.
Boyer, 48, is the owner and care provider at Terri’s Club House Family Child Care. She has degrees in social work and sociology from UW-La Crosse. She was also the Mill Valley Parent-Teacher Organization vice president from 2007-2010 and its volunteer coordinator from 2007-2013, and has volunteered with Muskego Youth Football since 2010.