April 24, 2014

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Election 2013: Brunswick school board

BRUNSWICK — Voters will fill three seats on the Brunswick school board Tuesday and at least two of the winners will be newcomers.

School board President Thomas Neumann and member Bonnie Nelson are not seeking re-election. Neumann has served on the board for 20 years and Nelson for 16.

Lisa Durichko is the only incumbent on the ballot. She has served two four-year terms on the board.

Durichko is competing with three other candidates: Wadzi Hoert, Grant Relic and Tammy Schebek.

Wadzi Hoert, 35, is a higher education administrator with Franklin University.

The wife and mother of two, Hoert ran for the seat for the first time in 2009. She’s a member of the Huntington PTO and said she always has been a strong supporter of the school district.

“I’m a graduate of Brunswick High School,” she said. “I maintain a strong connection to Brunswick and that’s one of the reasons I feel I’d be a good candidate — I have roots here.”

Hoert also said she thinks she can bring her experience in the education field to the board, though she said overall she thinks the district and board are headed in a good direction.

“My interest would be in seeing if we can eliminate areas of significantly wasteful spending and focus on cost-effective and value-added programs,” she said. “I also want to see accountability, with parents and teachers held accountable for student achievement.”

Durichko, Relic and Schebek did not return calls seeking interviews.