BEND, OR -- Local school boards are in for a few changes, after Tuesday night's election.
Female candidates swept races for Bend-La Pine Schools. Board Chair Andy High lost his Zone Three seat to Shimiko Montgomery. The Justice and Equality pastor edged out High, 53% to his 47%. With just over 55% of the vote, Caroline Skidmore beat former City Councilor Mark Capell and Chet Liew, for Zone One. For Zone Six, Melissa Barnes Dhalokia earned 70% of the vote against Michael Way and Richard Asadoorian, and Amy Tatom ran for Zone Five unopposed.
In Redmond, political newcomer Liz Goodrich handily defeated incumbent school board member Johnny Corbin, 71% to 28%. Tim Carpenter maintains his Redmond School Board seat; he ran unopposed.
Sisters School Board member Jeff Smith holds on to his Position Three seat, beating two challengers. And, Don Hedrick returns to the board, beating Mandee Seeley for Position Four.