Cuda top vote-getter in Braham election

Incumbent Anthony Cuda was the top vote-getter in the Braham Area School Board election held Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Four open seats were up for grabs in the election.

A total of 158 ballots were cast in the election, and vote totals were as follows:

Anthony Cuda, 140; Zane Braund, 109; Angie Flowers, 92; Robert Hughes, 64; Daniel Klemz, 64; Brian Ramthun, 45; and miscellaneous write-ins, 18.

Cuda, of Braham, Ramthun, of Grasston, Hughes, of Stanchfield and Flowers, of Braham, were on the official ballot.

Cuda, Braund, and Flowers will be sworn onto the Braham Area School Board in January 2012.

Because of a tie between Hughes and incumbent Klemz, each with 64 votes, a coin toss will determine the winner, unless one of them declines the position, during a special school board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 a.m., when the election results will be canvassed.

The four-year terms of four school board members — Lowell Luebeck, Daniel Klemz, Craig Hammond and Anthony Cuda — will expire in January.