Write-in candidate Lonny Calhoun elected to Tomahawk school board

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOMAHAWK – A new face will be joining the School District of Tomahawk Board of Education.

No candidates filed paperwork to run for one of four seats representing the City of Tomahawk on the board. According to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Calhoun, a registered write-in candidate, received 91 write-in votes, while 74 total votes went to all other write-in candidates.

Calhoun garnered 20 votes as a registered write-in candidate in Oneida County, according to preliminary results. One other write-in vote was tallied.

School District of Tomahawk Administrator Wendell Quesinberry, during the board’s meeting on Tuesday, April 9, confirmed that Calhoun was the top vote-getter and that he’ll be sworn in later this month.

Calhoun will participate in the board’s May meeting.

Quesinberry congratulated Calhoun on winning the seat and welcomed him to the board.

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