Wife of former business manager will replace her brother on Board

Mary Ann Twisselman Hagstrom will replace her brother on the Taft Union High School District Board of Trustees.

Hagstrom was the top vote getter in Tuesday's election that also saw incumbents Paul Linder and Julie Ortlieb will returned to the Board.
Challenger Alison Wescott was fourth.

Hagstrom, the wife of former TUHS Business Manager Chuck Hagstrom, who was placed on administrative leave in early January and subsequently retired in September, won 29.24 percent of the vote in a race of two challengers against two incumbents.

She had 1,644 votes.
Her brother, Rick, served on the Board for 16 years but did not seek reelection.

Paul Linder won a second term on the board with 1404 votes (24.97 percent) and Julie Ortlieb was reelected to another term with 1,352 votes (24.04 percent). Wescott received 1,223 votes (21.75 percent).