Two elected to Norwood Board of Trustees in high-turnout contest
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 6:12 am

By CRAIG FREILICH

NORWOOD – In a contest with unusually high turnout, one incumbent and one newcomer won the two open Board of Trustee seats from among five candidates in the Norwood Village election last week.

Glenn Webster, on Republican and independent ballot lines, led all candidates with 90 votes. Incumbent Democrat Kris Nezezon retained a seat with 73 votes. Both positions have four-year terms.

Democrat Richard Boprey relinquished his seat on the board, choosing not to run again this time.

The three others who finished out of the running were Republican and independent candidate Bruce Konkoski, 58 votes; Democrat Erin LaBarge, 50 votes; and independent Timothy Cox, 14 votes.

Off-year local elections typically have much lower turnout than when contests for county-wide, state and national candidates are to be selected.

But Village Clerk Nancy Berger said this election rew more than the usual amount of voters to the polls.

“It was probably three times the usual turnout” for a local contest, Berger said.

“There was more interest than in the past when only Democrats were running,’ Berger said. “So more people were interested in getting involved with government.”