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2 file to fill 3 Wellington school board seats

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WELLINGTON — The Wellington school board could have a vacancy come January.

Only two people filed to fill the three open spots by the Wednesday deadline.

Incumbents Brett Murner and Ayers Ratliff filed for seats while board president Sally Stewart decided not to run again. Stewart did not immediately return calls for comment.

Murner was appointed to the board in September to fill out the remainder of the term won by Lois Wulfhoop, who resigned. He was among seven residents who applied for the open seat.

At the time, Stewart encouraged the other applicants to step up for the November election.

Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said residents have until 4 p.m. Aug. 28 to file as a write-in candidate.

If no one files, the board would be tasked with filling the vacancy in January.

For Wellington Village Council, five people filed to fill three seats on the six-member board.

Incumbents Gene Hartman and Keith Rowland face residents William Bogan, Stephen Boham and Vickie Rutherford for a four-year term.

Councilwoman Sandy Denes decided not to run for re-election. She did not return calls for comment.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com.

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