Gunsalus Leads In Elmbrook April 6 School Board Election | #Education

BROOKFIELD, WI— Opponent James Thomas Gunsalus took the lead in the Elmbrook School Board race against incumbent Mushir Hassan .

100 percent of units are reporting but results are unofficial.

Two seats are open for school board members to be elected, one in Election Area IV (roughly the District’s southeast quadrant) and one At-Large seat.

Winners of these seats will serve three-year terms beginning April 26, 2021 through April 21, 2024.

(Latest unofficial results from the county clerk’s office with 100 percent reporting)

Elmbrook School District

School Board Member Area IV Seat
Vote for 1
Jean Lambert 4,345 votes

Emily Donohue *won’t appear on ballot due to late walk-in registration.

Write in: 1,848 votes

School Board Member At-Large Seat
Vote for 1
James Thomas Gunsalus 4,670 votes

Mushir Hassan 3,996 votes

Write-in: 48 votes

Below are the candidates who were on the ballot Tuesday:

Jean Lambert

Incumbent Jean Lambert is a clinical and financial data analyst with over 40 years of health care experience at all levels. She was elected to the School District of Elmbrook Board of Education in 2009. Lambert is seeking re-election to continue working on education excellence in Elmbrook.

She believes the main work lies in the following areas:

  • Address post-pandemic issues whether academic or social/emotional
  • Improve K-3 literacy
  • Improve the school experience for diverse groups of students
  • Retain our incredibly talented staff
  • Assure optimal levels of technology for all students
  • Address social/emotional needs of our students

Emily Donohue

Challenger Emily Donohue is an insurance professional who is seeking office to represent the community’s concerns and preserve educational excellence.

She said she has children currently in the district and understands first hand the issues created by COVID-19.

“Students need to see there is light at the end of the tunnel,” she said.

Mushir Hassan

Incumbent At-Large member Mushir Hassan was selected as At-Large member in 2020.

Hassan is an internal medicine physician and VP Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at Elmbrook Hospital. Hassan told Patch he wants to serve the community in ensuring that the school district remains best in class.

The most pressing issue for Hassan is coming out of the pandemic and ensuring that students receive the educational, social, and emotional support they need to succeed.

James Thomas Gunsalus

James Thomas Gunsalus’ campaign website said he is a dedicated family man raising his kids with solid core values.

“I have 13 more years in the Elmbrook School District and want to make sure my kids and other kids in the school district are educated properly,” his website said.

Unofficial election results will be reviewed by the School District Board of Canvassers on Monday at 3 p.m. in the board room of the district office located at 3555 North Calhoun Road in Brookfield.



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