Roeske, Valente Win Seats on Grosse Pointe Public School Board
Votes tallied from all five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods by the Grosse Pointe Woods City Clerk show Lois Valente and Daniel Roeske won the race for the school board.
Daniel Roeske and Lois Valente won the Grosse Pointe Public School Board election Tuesday. Diane Karabetsos received the fewest votes.
The names Valente and Roeske were often seen together on lawns and in other campaign forums and ultimately, they both won the race. Roeske earned the most votes with 6,153; Valente received 5,635; and Karabetsos had 5,013, according to unofficial numbers released late Tuesday by the Grosse Pointe Woods city clerk.
Both will begin serving on the school board in January, although both already regularly attend the meetings as observers.
Karabetsos did take the most votes in two cities but did not receive enough votes elsewhere to propel herself to the top of the list.
A breakdown of votes:
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The school board did not have any incumbents in the race as both board members with expiring terms decided to not seek office again. Roeske and Valente will replace Fred Minturn and John Steininger.