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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 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:

GP Farms GP Woods City of GP GP Park GP Shores Harper Woods Diane Karabetsos 829 1,746 365 937 730 406 Daniel Roeske 1,329 1,917 619 1,401 516 371 Lois Valente 1,004 1,723 583 1,433 522 370

The as both board members with expiring terms decided to not seek office again. Roeske and Valente will replace Fred Minturn and John Steininger.

LMJ November 09, 2011 at 12:40 PM
Great news for our Board of Ed. Lois and Dan are an asset to the community, and the board.
Allison Baker November 09, 2011 at 05:01 PM
Great news for our kids and our community, both Lois and Dan will be outstanding board members!!

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