Voters spoke clearly in the Elmbrook School Board’s Area I election Tuesday.
Allison Malnar finished well ahead of Jon Dzurak to claim the vacant seat on the board by a count of 3,171 ballots to 1,535.
Malnar will take over the seat left vacant by the resignation of Richard Brunner last summer.
“I feel excited. Honestly, I feel humbled," Malnar said. "I feel so grateful for the people that are in my life every day, my neighbors, the people who have reached out to help me with this campaign. There’s just so many people who have entered my life through this school board race.”
In total, Malnar earned 67.1 percent of the vote to Dzurak’s 32.5.
“I’m a little bit surprised. I know my opponent did not spend money on his campaign, so I think that’s a big portion of it,” Malnar said.
Dzurak expressed disappointment with the election process.
“I was very disappointed in the whole process," Dzurak said. "If this was a partisan election, I didn’t want any part of it.
"I didn’t make any signs, I didn’t knock on any doors. I did not run for a political office. This was for school board, you've got to be kidding me,” he said. “To me, the whole thing was smelly.”