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Wrangell Medical Center Board recalled

The aftermath of Wrangell’s June 19th Special Election leaves the Wrangell Medical Center with 8 of its 9 board members unofficially recalled from their elected positions.  649 of Wrangell’s 1,591 registered voters turned out at the Nolan Center to vote in Tuesday’s Special Election. Unofficial results show:

Jim Nelson: 382 Yes — 243 No

Lurine McGee: 389 Yes — 234 No

Sylvia Ettefagh: 381 Yes — 241 No

Linda Bjorge: 414 Yes — 210 No

Jake Harris: 330 Yes —  295 No

Delores Norman: 376 Yes — 247 No

LeAnn Rinehart: 393 Yes — 229 No

Hospital Board Chair Mark Robinson: 399 Yes — 226 No

Remaining on the Hospital Board is Dorothy Hunt-Sweat, who was not included in the recall. Borough Clerk Christy Jamieson says 190 absentee ballots remain to be counted. Canvassing is scheduled for Thursday, June 21st in City Hall’s Council Chambers.

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