Mandan News

Furaus, Rector and Davis elected to school board

Incumbent Tim Rector, along with newcomers Lori Furaus and Lorraine Davis, have been elected three-year seats to the Mandan School Board following the special election on Tuesday, June 11.

A total of 220 residents voted in the election. Of those votes, Furaus led with 183, followed by Rector with 160 and Davis with 138. The fourth candidate, Wendy Egli, received 106 votes.

Rector, who has two children attending Mandan schools, is employed as a veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Furaus has a daughter in elementary school in Mandan, and works at Kary-Ressler-Ressler Insurance Agency. Davis is studying to become a certified public accountant and has plans to run her own business. She has four children, two of which attend school in Mandan.

Rector, who also serves as the school board’s president, will resume his seat, while Furaus and Davis will be filling the seats vacated by former board members Kirsten Baesler and Karen Johner, who both chose not to seek another term. Baesler decided to step down from the board after being elected as the state superintendent of public instruction.

-Brian L. Gray