Jakubik dominates initial vote count in race for school board

As the result of the initial vote count are announced in Tuesday’s election, Sheila Jakubik has taken the lead in the race for the District 5 position on the Bainbridge Island School Board.

Jakubik has thus far received 56.3 percent of the total votes counted, while challenger Christina Wakefield has locked up just 43.6 percent.

Jakubik leads 2,555 votes to Wakefield’s 1,981.

Write-in candidates got just 0.1 percent of the vote (four votes).

Jakubik, the incumbent, was first elected to the position in 2013.

She ran on a platform touting her experience, and the need for improved transparency and communication by the board.

Her opponent, political newcomer Christina Wakefield, focused on larger, less tangible issues, calling for a reformed overall “vision” for the board.

The position carries a four-year term.

The next vote count is scheduled for late Wednesday.

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