McHENRY – The McHenry School District 15 Board will have a few new faces after six of the seven seats were filled Tuesday. Because of previous resignations, all but one of the seven seats on the board were up for election this year – four four-year terms and two two-year, unexpired terms. Seven candidates – Amanda Geyer, Kimberly Qualls, Paul Santopadre, Erik John Sivertsen, Hugo J. Mercado, Kevin Christopher McConville and Mark Jaeger – were up for four-year terms. Candidates Patrick D. Miller, Jan Riemann, Janet M. Szymkowiak and Matthew Stauner ran for two-year terms.
Miller led with 3,326 total votes, followed by Stauner with 2,419 votes, according to unofficial results. Rieman received 2,406 votes, and Szymkowiak had 2,365. Geyer led with 3,512 votes, followed by Qualls at 3,300, Jaeger with 3,253 votes, Sivertsen with 2,646 votes, Santopadre with 2,581 votes, McConville with 2,291 votes, and Mercado with 2,003 votes, according to unofficial results. District 15 operates eight elementary and middle schools, which include all or parts of McHenry, McCullom Lake, Holiday Hills, Lakemoor and Bull Valley.
– Jordyn Reiland