WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The dust settled Wednesday at the conclusion of a hotly contested Waynesboro Area School Board race that resulted in the election of three political newcomers.
Chris Lind, Bonnie Bachtell and Brenda Lucas won seats on the board by wide margins Tuesday.
Lind opposed incumbent Gregory Ochoa for the one open Washington Township seat on the board, whose members are elected by regions. Bachtell and Lucas ran alongside Stephanie Kober for two open seats from the Borough of Waynesboro.
Incumbent Leland Lemley was unopposed in the North End.
According to unofficial returns, Lind received 1,334 votes compared to 758 votes for Ochoa. Bachtell and Lucas each received 703 votes, and Kober received 436.
Lind and Lucas said they weren't confident at the end of polling.
"I'm still, in a way, shocked because I went home thinking I had lost," Lind said.
Lind and Lucas said they awoke to 11:30 p.m. phone calls saying they had been elected.