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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Mike Carlson, Mike Reynolds, Jackie Saulsbury and Liz Van Der Bill, all of Willmar, were elected to the Willmar School Board Tuesday.


Six candidates had filed for the four seats on the board. The only incumbent to file was Reynolds. Other candidates were Sahra Gure of Willmar and Don Thorpe of Kandiyohi.

Unofficial vote totals were: Reynolds, 6,782; Carlson, 6,426; Van Der Bill, 6,003; Saulsbury, 5,512; Thorpe, 3,383; Gure, 2,979.

Carlson, 46, is a Lutheran pastor and a former board member, serving two terms in the 2000s.

Reynolds, 51, is director of business development at SourceOne Solutions in Willmar. He has elected to the board in 2008 and had also served on the board in the 1990s.

Saulsbury, 29, is director of health services at Copperleaf Senior Living in Willmar.

Van Der Bill, 38, is marketing coordinator at Christianson & Associates in Willmar