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updated: 4/9/2013 10:53 PM

Incumbents re-elected in Kildeer Countryside District 96

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  • Marc Tepper

    Marc Tepper

  • Renee Klass

    Renee Klass

  • Robert Gauthier

    Robert Gauthier

  • James Strezewski

    James Strezewski


The Kildeer Countryside District 96 school board will have a familiar look.

All four sitting board members earned another term, according to unofficial vote totals.

With all 26 precincts reporting, the top vote-getter was longtime board member and current board president Marc Tepper, who earned 898 votes, while Renee Klass, who like Tepper is a 12-year veteran, finished second with 884, Robert Gauthier took third 742 and James Strezewski finished with 709.

Klass attributed the group's success to ability of the administration and the board to work together.

"I'm thrilled that the four of us won, because we really do work well together," she said.

Challenger Greg Smith finished out of the running with 617.

It was a campaign fairly devoid of controversy. Smith had called for greater transparency and more of a balance between board members with and those without children.

"Certainly I am glad that I ran," Smith said. "I'm very excited about the prospects of District 96. I think the board will continue to do a good job, and I'm certainly there to help them move forward."

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