The highway patrol trooper who challenged the Luther school board president won Tuesday’s election.
Unofficial returns show Tony Rumpl garnered 56% of the vote, with Matt Mohr getting 41% with all precincts reporting.
It was a tense day for Rumpl who admitted he was nervous as the polls opened this morning. But when the polls closed, early returns showed him in the lead.
Mohr joined the board five years ago, and has served as board president for the last year.
“I want to thank Matt Mohr for his service,” said Rumpl Tuesday night after the final numbers showed him the likely winner.
“I am grateful to all of the people who helped me in the election,” he said.
Rumpl said he plans to call Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Buxton this week to get signed up for a training for the Oklahoma State School Board Association coming up soon.
If the election is certified in time, Rumpl may join the board as soon as next week when a Special Meeting may be called to hear results of the annual school audit (not the state audit), and reorganize the board.
“It’s time to get down to business to get Luther schools going in the right direction again,” said Rumpl.