St. Cloud School Board candidates narrowed down to 6 after primary

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Voters have determined the top six St. Cloud Area School District 742 school board candidates who will advance to the general election in November.

The margins between the candidates were slim, with just over 10% separating the candidate with the most votes and the candidate with the fewest.

Here are the six candidates who received the most votes:

  • Zachary Dorholt received 5,194 votes (18.59%)

  • Natalie Ringsmuth (Copeland) received 4,194 votes (15.01%)

  • Mike Bueckers received 4,074 votes (14.58%)

  • Nicole Rierson received 3,553 votes (12.72%)

  • Theresa Carlstedt received 3,179 votes (11.38%)

  • Heather Weems received 2,856 votes (10.22%)

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Bashir Omer received 2,560 votes (9.16%) and Chantal Oechsle received 2,330 votes (8.34%). They received the fewest votes, disqualifying them from the general election in November.

Dorholt and Ringsmuth are both incumbents. Current board member Les Green is retiring and did not file for reelection. Rierson, Carlstedt and Bueckers are supported by the Central Minnesota Freedom Advocates, a conservative group advocating for constitutional freedoms. Weems was St. Cloud State University's athletic director for the last decade and is now the commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

This article originally appeared on St. Cloud Times: These St. Cloud School Board candidates won in primary election