Chimacum School Board rookies hold election lead

Mickey Nagy

Mickey Nagy

PORT TOWNSEND — Mickey Nagy, Kristina Mayer and Tami Robocker have resounding leads against opponents for Chimacum School Board seats.

Nagy had won 1,346 votes, or 55.01 percent, in the race against Mike Aman, who took 1,101, or 44.99 percent, for the board’s District 2 seat in the initial count of general election ballots Tuesday night.

The incumbent, LuAnn Rogers, moved out of the district.

Mayer won 1,475 votes, or 57.21 percent, against Steve Martin, who earned 1,103 votes, or 42.79 percent, for the board’s District 3 race. Mike Gould now holds that seat. He is not running for reelection.

Robocker received 1,455 votes, or 56.33 percent, in the race against appointee Michael Raymond, who earned 1,119 votes, or 43.47 percent, for the District 4 seat on the board.

The next count of ballots will be after 4 p.m. Friday.

“Assuming I am the one that actually won, I am excited,” Nagy said. “I think the voters selected the right people.

“I hope to help the board go in a direction that benefits the Chimacum community.”

Nagy, 39, is a project lead at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport and has four children in the Chimacum School District.

Aman remained hopeful Wednesday that the second ballot count would flip the lead that Nagy currently has.

“It’s not over,” Aman said. “We’ll see how it goes Friday … and then go from there.

“I thought I would be ahead, I really did. A lot of people around me said they felt like I would win.

“I’m still going to be involved with school, that’s for sure.”

Aman, 50, works at Carl’s Building Supply and has taught children’s ministry for 20 years.

Mayer, 66, is the owner of KLMayer Consulting Group, LLC, in Chimacum.

Martin, 47, the owner of NW Landworks, Inc., of Chimacum.

Both Mayer and Martin were unavailable for comment Wednesday.

Robocker, 49, is the proprietor of Tootsies Nail Spa and would replace Raymond, who is currently serving on the board in an appointed capacity.

Michael Raymond, 64, is a retired Chimacum teacher who was appointed to the board in January and was hoping to continue for a full four-year term.

Robocker is currently traveling out of country, when she responded by email for her reaction.

“I am optimistic for the changes ahead and feel all the candidates only want what is best for our students,” Robocker said.

Raymond was not surprised by the outcome.

“I’m not too surprised,” Raymond said. “I think that informed voters are probably looking to have new faces on the board that didn’t have anything to do with the school district or had the least amount to do with the school district.

“I think [voters are] looking to make some big changes at the district but I don’t know if they will be able to do what they want to do.”

The three who are elected will take office at a board meeting following the elections certification on Nov. 26, joining board members Sarah Martin and Jack McKay.

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5, or at [email protected].

Kristina Mayer

Kristina Mayer

Tami Robocker

Tami Robocker

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