Robert Rechsteiner

Robert Rechsteiner

Incumbent Robert Rechsteiner easily won re-election for another term as Cherokee County School Board District 4 member over challenger Donna Kosicki.

Rechsteiner received almost 70 percent of the votes.

Because no candidates from any other political party qualified, Rechsteiner will begin the four-year term in January.

Rechsteiner, a real estate agent and owner of Rick Steiner and Associates, has served the school board since 2009. Rechsteiner is also known as Rick Steiner from a successful career as a professional wrestler. His main priorities on the campaign trail have been continuing to improve the district’s graduation rate and to reduce overcrowding in schools.

Kosicki is an education consultant and a former president of Georgia PTA. The primary focus of her campaign to challenge the incumbent was increasing parental engagement. If elected, she would start holding community town hall meetings in her district, she said.

District 4 was the only school board position that was contested in this year’s elections. The other incumbents up for re-election, who ran unopposed, are Michael Chapman of District 6, John Harmon of District 3 and Clark Menard of District 5.

The school board members will begin their terms Jan. 1 and be sworn in at the first school board meeting of next year.

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