David Lindstrom, Greg Musil and Nancy Ingram won Tuesday night in the race for the Johnson County Community College board.
They were among six candidates — including two incumbents who both won — vying for the three open positions on the seven-member board.
Lindstrom, an incumbent who has served as a trustee since 2012, led all candidates with 25 percent of the vote. The Boston University grad campaigned on a platform of effectively using the college’s limited funds to maintain course excellence. In a previous interview with The Star, Lindstrom also expressed a need to make the university more visible throughout the community.
Fellow incumbent Greg Musil, a local attorney who called for a discussion about implementing online courses and urged an effort to replenish the college’s financial reserve following the recession, received 23 percent.
Nancy Ingram, a retired medical professional and Kansas State University graduate, was third with 20 percent. Ingram vowed to help the college establish a plan for the future — and expressed a willingness to think outside the box in an effort to aid JCCC in its transition into a new age.
Patricia Lightner, a compliance auditor and policy specialist with the Kansas Securities Commission, narrowly trailed the three leaders, finishing with 19 percent of the vote.
The two other candidates, Mark Read and Larry Fotovich, tallied 8 and 5 percent.
In the board election for Johnson County Water District No. 1, Dennis Wilson edged three-term incumbent Joe Vaughan in one of the two open positions, getting 52 percent of the vote to Vaughan’s 48.
Dick Noon, who has served on the board since 1995, won re-election, holding off challenger Arthena Easterwood 59 percent to 41 percent.