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Buck, Stroble win Panhandle school board seats

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By Mark Manicone

District 7 newcomer Ken Buck won election to the Lancaster County school board Nov. 6, along with District 1 incumbent Melvin Stroble, who was unopposed.
Buck, winning his first public office, defeated opponent Chris Campbell in the contest for the District 7 seat. Buck received 2,723 votes or 55 percent of the total. Campbell got 2,181 votes, 44 percent.
“I will tell you, it’s a humbling experience,” Buck said. “I do appreciate voters coming out and having confidence in me. I want to assure voters that I am ready to work for them…and hit the ground running next week.”
Buck, a teacher and school administrator for 30 years, fills the seat of Don McCorkle, who chose not to run again in District 7.
Stroble was re-elected with 5,310 votes (99 percent).

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