EUGENE, Mo. — Ryan Carrender and Sarah Strobel were elected to three-year terms on the Cole R-5 Board of Education in Tuesday's election.
Ryan Carrender received 198 votes (40.16 percent), Sarah Strobel received 150 votes (30.42 percent) and Jennifer Bradley received 144 votes (29.20 percent).
There were 493 votes cast in the district, which encompasses portions of Cole and Miller counties. Cole County cast 369 votes, and Miller County cast 124.
In Cole County, Carrender received 152 votes (41.19 percent), Strobel received 113 votes (30.62 percent) and Bradley received 103 votes (27.91 percent). There was one write-in candidate.
In Miller County, Carrender received 46 votes (37.10 percent), Strobel received 37 votes (29.84 percent) and Bradley received 41 votes (33.06 percent).
Carrender, of Henley, is a Jefferson City Fire Department captain and the current school board president.
"I feel very honored and humbled that the citizens elected me to represent them for three more years," Carrender said. "I look forward to working with the new administration and seeing what we can accomplish together."
Strobel, of Eugene, is a teacher in the School of the Osage School District. This will be her first term on the board.
Strobel said she's excited to work with the board members and the new administration to provide new opportunities to the district and continue the success the district has had. She said she wants to thank the voters for their confidence in her to be a voice for the district.
"I'm super excited," she said. "It feels great to get to be a part of an amazing experience and to get to move forward with a great district."