It was very heavy voting in the school board election for the Orangefield Independent School District. In an election that usually sees about 200 voters, over 1450 turned out this year. The totals vary because not everyone voted on every race.

For Place 1 former school board member Van H. “Bo” Henley handily defeated Jaun Gonzales Jr., 1010 to 437.

Nancy Ashworth, the only incumbent was defeated by retired Orangefield teacher and Orangefield Cormier Museum volunteer Jesse Fremont, 517 to 947 for place III.

Vying for Place VI were two Orangefield graduates, Johnny Dorman, who is also a former board member received 613 votes and was defeated by Orthodontist Ronald K. Risinger who received 845.

There were three candidates for Place VII. Brad Frye, the assistant chief of police in Bridge City won with 804 votes. Richard Durkin received 499 votes and Jason Guidroz received 133.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.