GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Alicia Hensley and Kurtis McMahan are the two newest members of the Davison Community Schools Board of Education.
They were the top vote-getters in a race for two open seats on the Davison board, according to unofficial election results from Genesee County.
McMahan and Hensley toppled Diane Rhines, who currently serves as board secretary and was the only incumbent on the ballot.
Eric Lieske, one of the two incumbents with seats that opened in November, decided to not run for another term.
Rhines will not return to her position for another 6-year term.
Hensley is a lifetime Davison resident, graduate of Davison schools and a licensed social worker. She’s vowed to advocate for mental health services, proper allocations for special education and advocate for the needs of students, parents and educators if elected.
McMahan is a member of the Davison Township Downtown Development Authority and board member on the Davison Educational Foundation. He vowed on social media to “keep integrity” in Davison schools by joining the board.
Here is the full vote tally from Tuesday, Nov. 8:
Davison Board of Education
Alicia Hensley: 4,269
Kurtis McMahan: 3,367
Kurt Minto: 3,172
Diane Rhines: 3,128
Amber Wright: 3,107
Selena Hurley: 1,928
Kyle Robinson: 1,627
Dustin Rhinebolt: 753
In August, the board ousted a trustee after it was discovered that he was no longer living within the district – one of the rules for being a school board member.
Nicholas Goyette, who lost Tuesday in a run for Genesee County District 3 County Commissioner, originally denied living outside the school district, but he later admitted to it with a statement on social media.
Goyette was replaced by Holly Halabicky, a longtime Davison Community Schools administrator who was selected by the Genesee Intermediate School District.
Grand Blanc reelects incumbents
Sue Kish, Yasmeen Youngs, Meredith Anderson and Ryan Yelen were all reelected to the Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 8 election, according to unofficial results.
Kish, Youngs and Anderson were all elected for full six-year terms. Yelen, who was appointed in February 2022, was elected to a partial term ending in 2026.
Each incumbent overwhelmingly won spots on the board for new terms. The next highest vote-getter for a full term had about 12% of the vote, compared to Anderson, Kish and Youngs who all had 17% of the vote or more.
Here are the unofficial results:
Grand Blanc Board of Education
Sue Kish: 10,571
Yasmeen Youngs: 9,252
Meredith Anderson: 8,195
Joe Johnson: 5,822
April Delor: 4,164
Patricia Jones: 4,015
Cathy Scott: 3,921
Charlise Orr: 2,216
Grand Blanc Board of Education (partial term)
Ryan Yelen: 10,300
Shelly Sheeran: 6,535
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