- Beth Oppenheimer (left) received 3,562 votes while Dave Wagers (right) received 3,374 votes.
When all the votes had been counted, Beth Oppenheimer and Dave Wagers emerged victorious in the race for two seats on the Boise School District Board of Trustees.
A total of 5,030 ballots—representing less than 5 percent of the 103,864 registered voters in the district—were cast in the Sept. 6 election, which saw Oppenheimer receive the most votes (3,562) and incumbent Wagers garner 3,374 votes. Challenger Monica Walker received 2,274 votes.
"I figured that this is the time for me to do this. I'm already so heavily involved in education," Oppenheimer told Boise Weekly in the run-up to the election. "I've never run for office before, but this is a great time for me to lend my voice, skills and talents to support the school district any way I can."
"I'm Boise through-and-through. My mom even taught in the Boise School District," Wagers told BW. "It's all about improving our community one kid at a time."
Oppenheimer and Wagers will be sworn into office during the next board of trustees meeting, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12.