by Jim Boyle
Two of the newest members of the Elk River Area School Board and one incumbent were sworn in to four-year terms Monday (Jan. 3) at the School District 728 Office in Elk River.
A fourth person, Jane Bunting, of Rogers, was out of town and will be sworn in at a later date.
Tony Walter, a transportation manager for Vision Transportation; Shane Steinbrecher, the owner of Steinbrecher Companies, Inc.; and incumbent Jolene Jorgensen, a project manager for Anoka County; took the oath of office simultaneously with the help of Superintendent Mark Bezek.
He and Jorgensen, of Otsego, were elected to at-large positions on the School Board. Jorgensen is now in her second term on the School Board.
Steinbrecher, who has co-chaired the citizen-led Legislative Action Team, won the Election District No. 1 seat.
Bunting, an owner of the Wayzata Bay Spice Co., was reportedly away on a previously scheduled trip at the time of the organizational meeting.