A last minute campaign by a write-in candidate in the Lancaster Central School District garnered more than 700 votes, but that wasn’t enough to give Beverly Shamblin one of three seats on the board.
But it may have been enough to cause a few moments of concern for Board President Marie MacKay, who ended up third in her successful reelection bid. The district announced Tuesday night that two had been elected, and the write-in ballots would be counted Wednesday.
Incumbent Patrick Uhteg got the most support from voters, with 1,595 votes in his re-election. Michael Sage was second, with 1,497 votes, and MacKay was third with 1,323 votes.
Susan Malyszka received 953 votes and Shamblin was fourth with 747. Shamblin, a retired Depew teacher and who also taught in Buffalo public and charter schools, joined the race after attending a candidates’ forum last week.