Voters in the Osseo School District have decided incumbent Dean Henke, Linda Etim and Jacki Girtz will serve as the next District 279 School Board members, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Henke received 24,220 votes (23 percent), Etim received 22,886 votes (21.74 percent) and Girtz received 21,023 votes (19.97 percent).
Other candidate results included a close fourth by Robert Gerhart with 20,940 votes (19.89 percent) followed by Collette Guyott-Hempel with 15,426 votes (14.65 percent).
The Osseo School District School Board will canvass the results of the Nov. 6 general election at a Nov. 13, 2012 meeting. Once the results are canvassed, the Henke, Etim and Girtz are expected to take office January 2013.
The Osseo School District is the fifth-largest school district in the state, serving all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Plymouth, and Rogers.
Updated Nov. 20, 2012
Statement from Linda Etim - I would like to thank all the voters for an excellent voter turn out and I appreciate all those who voted for me in this election. It will be an honor and privilege to serve once again on the Osseo School District School Board on your behalf. Again, thank you and I look forward to serving.