LEAVENWORTH — Cascade School Board member Carrie Sorensen holds a strong lead in defending her seat against challenger Ammy Snow, but Snow said she isn’t ready to concede just yet.
Sorensen, appointed to an empty board seat in 2005 and winning election in 2006, held her own with 1,100 tallied votes to Snow’s 841. The seat was the only one contested among Cascade’s board; Teddy Rieke and Hans A. Weirich both returned to their seats without competition.
Snow acknowledged she had a lot of ground to make up, but said she’s still hopeful there will be a turnaround by the next ballot count Friday.
“We’re going to wait and see what comes in by Friday,” said Snow, contacted at her home this morning. “I had a lot of people call me last night and say they just mailed in their ballots. It’s been an interesting race so far, so we’re going to see it through.”
Sorensen couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday night or this morning.
In its next term, the board must hire a replacement for district Superintendent Rob Clark, whose contract was not renewed. Sorensen, a front desk supervisor assistant at Leavenworth’s Enzian Inn hotel, campaigned on her board experience, while Snow sought to better represent teachers and staff.
World staff writer Rick Steigmeyer contributed to this report.
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