COLUMBUS JUNCTION — The Columbus School Board is back to full strength following the election of former board member Wayne Finke. Finke was elected Tuesday during a special election that drew about 10 percent of voters in the district.
According to the Louisa County Auditor’s office, Finke received 155 votes out of 230 ballots cast. Although he was the only candidate on the ballot, there were 74 write-in votes cast for others and one undervote.
Finke, who was to be sworn into office during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, will serve the remainder of Dave Duncan’s term, which expires in 2019.
Duncan resigned earlier following a job transfer.
Finke previously served one term on the school board from 2013 until 2017.