Five incumbents and one new member were elected to the Educational Service District (ESD) 112 Board of Directors. The election was to fill four expired terms beginning January 2020 and ending January 2024 (Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7) and two unexpired terms beginning January 2020 and ending January 2022 (Districts 2 and 4).
Re-elected board members include:
- Dr. Richard Graham, who represents Director District 1, which includes Kalama, Green Mountain, Woodland, La Center, parts of Kelso and Battle Ground school districts. Graham was appointed to the ESD Board in 1997.
- Mark Hottowe, who represents Director District 2, which includes Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum school districts. Hottowe was appointed to the ESD Board in 2019.
- Steve Wrightson, who represents Director District 3, which includes Hockinson, parts of Battle Ground and Evergreen school districts. Wrightson was appointed to the ESD Board in 2004.
- LeAnne Bremer, who represents Director District 4, which includes Ridgefield, and parts of Battle Ground and Vancouver school districts. Bremer was appointed to the ESD Board in 2019.
- Ann Campbell, who represents Director District 7, which includes Camas, Gorge Districts and parts of Evergreen school districts. Campbell was elected to the ESD Board in 1995.
The newly elected board member is Jennifer Hawks-Conright, who will represent Director District 5, which includes Vancouver School District. She replaces long-serving board member Marilyn Koenninger, who was elected to the ESD 112 board in 1988.
Under law, ESDs are governed by a board of directors consisting of seven citizens who are elected by the school board members in the region’s 30 public school districts. The board members represent geographic director districts based on U.S. Census data. The ESD board is responsible for policy and governance of ESD 112 and for providing direction to the superintendent who is advised by local school district superintendents.
To be eligible for membership on an ESD Board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD district for which the candidate files. ESD Board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD.