By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — The School District of Marshfield will see two new faces on the Board of Education following the April 3 election in which five candidates ran for three available spots.
Newcomer Karen Shulman was the top vote-getter with 2,947, while current board member Frances Bohon was close behind with 2,818. S.A.M. Steiner grabbed the third available spot on the board with 2,265.
Current board member Mary Carney and newcomer Jodi Meyer, received 1,815 and 1,715 respectively.
Karen Shulman has been a family doctor with the Marshfield Clinic for 20 years. Shulman said that she ran for school board because the school system is a source of pride for the Marshfield area.
“Our schools represent one of the main reasons people are willing to relocate to rural Wisconsin,” said Shulman, “they know their kids will get a great public education, one that rivals almost any private offering. I wish to help maintain that quality which sets us apart and lends support to a thriving community.”
S.A.M. Steiner has been active in the school systems and communities in which her family has resided.
“For my entire adult life, I have been passionate about the welfare of children. Giving all kids a great education is the best way to improve our society; it’s an investment in Marshfield’s future, ” Steiner said.
Frances Bohon has been a longtime presence on the Marshfield board. She said that her focus is on providing a solid education, while being responsible to the community.
“I have a number of things that I think are important: obviously, maintaining a quality, and actually, an excellent education for our kids is right at the top. Next to that is curbing property taxes and being responsible to our taxpayers as a good fiscal conservative,” she said.