Hunt, Williams, McLean Win Atlantic School Board Seat

ATLANTIC – Nicholas Hunt, Jenny Williams and Laura McLean won seats on the Atlantic School Board thanks to Cass County voters, according to unofficial results from the Cass County Auditor’s Office.

There were three seats up for election on the Atlantic School Board, with five candidates running. Hunt received 942 votes, Williams received 690 votes and McLean received 589 votes. Candidate Ben Winford received 582 votes, and Candidate Mark Foegen received 525 votes.

“I’d like to thank the voters in the Atlantic School District for voting for me,” Hunt said about the win. “I like to thank Mark Foegen and Ben Winford for running. I know both Ben and Mark were committed, and wanted to do their part to help the school district, so I appreciate their effort.”

Hunt also said he was looking forward to working with McLean, Williams, other school board members Kristy Pellett and Josh McLaren and other members of the district to “Make the Atlantic District #1 in the state.”

Williams was grateful to be re-elected to another term.

“I just want to thank everyone for the trust and support,” Williams said. “I’m honored to be given another opportunity to serve for next four years, and I’m excited for the future of all of our students. I want to say congratulations to Nick and Laura, and I look forward to working with them. And to thank Ben and Mark for running for school board. It’s not an easy to run and it’s so good to see to others that have a passion to volunteer, and to be willing to dedicate their time to making our school and community the best they can be.”

She is looking forward to seeing the athletic facilities project get completed, and working with district staff to “really make Atlantic School District one of the best places to work.”

McLean was excited to be chosen to represent residents on the school board.

“I do feel privileged that a bunch of people that I don’t know- have heard what I said- and decided that they want me to represent them,” she said.

She said she had already visited with other board members and school officials and said, “The collective message is we’re really looking forward to doing some great things.”

And she stressed the importance of going out and voting.

“For everyone, this is yet another example of why it’s important to vote in local elections because every vote really does matter in local elections,” she said.