CLEAR LAKE | Current President Chryl Bergvig and newcomer Anthony Brownlee were each elected to the Clear Lake School Board, pending confirmation of Tuesday night's election results.

Bergvig, who has 35 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, and administrator, said she was excited to be re-elected and continue serving the Clear Lake schools.

"I want to continue with what we established currently," said Bergvig, who received 31.7 percent of the vote. "We're in the infant stages of STEM opportunities and professional development ... and I want to continue those."

Brownlee, a partner at Kingland Systems Corp. in Clear Lake, was thankful to Clear Lake residents for their vote.

"I'm excited, I'm honored, and I'm ready to get to work," said Brownlee, who got 38.5 percent of the vote. He added his immediate focus as a board member will be to help students and teachers, along with figuring out how technology can further better the district.

Bergvig and Brownlee edged out Rick Knudson, a local pharmacist. He gathered the remaining 29.8 percent of the vote.

According to Tuesday's results, voter turnout was 7.1 percent, a jump from 3 percent in 2015.

Contact Steve at 641-421-0532 or on Twitter @Steve_Bohnel.


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