Stump, Rosecrans win Wellington school board seats

By Kelsey Leyva - kleyva@civitasmedia

Two new leaders will join the Wellington board of education in January: Kevin Stump and Daniel Rosecrans.

The two candidates earned a combined 63 percent share of votes in Tuesday’s race.

Stump received 1,501 votes (39.43 percent), Rosecrans received 900 votes (23.64 percent), William Bogan received 610 votes (16.02 percent), Kyle McHugh received 500 votes (13.13 percent), and Tiffany Gancos received 296 votes (7.78 percent), according to unofficial results provided by the Lorain County Board of Elections.

McHugh said he was somewhat surprised by the results: “I just thought it’d be a lot closer race,” he said.

After tallies were posted, McHugh said he still plans to remain active with the schools and keep tabs on the school board’s activities as he has in the past.

He said all of the candidates had the same goal of wanting to get the district back on track and he believes Stump and Rosecrans are capable of that.

“I think both of them seem like very good candidates,” he said. “I think with the amount of time they spent in the community that they should hopefully be able to help get the district back on track and start looking to the future and getting the resources the students need.”

Kelsey Leyva can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @TWE_KelseyLeyva on Twitter.

By Kelsey Leyva