Dave Dean beat John Fuhs for the Arrowhead School Board’s at-large seat, garnering about 72 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday’s election.
According to preliminary election results, Dean won 1,214 votes to Fuhs 430. Altogether, 1,683 votes were cast in the election.
Dean is an assistant fire chief in Hartland and has been a district resident for 22 years. He was appointed to the at-large seat in October by the Arrowhead School Board to replace Mike Kusch.
He accounted his success to his visibility in the community.
“Hopefully people are happy with the job that I have been able to do since October,” he said. “I am excited that the people of Arrowhead have voted for me to continue to work for the community.”
He said that he did a lot of house-to-house visits while campaigning and made a lot of phone calls.
He said that he hopes to continue to work with the board on improving classroom technology and furthering curricular success.
Arrowhead Board Member Craig Thompson of Stone Bank said he has been impressed with Dean’s commitment to the school.
“He worked hard at learning about Arrowhead High School for a couple of years before becoming board member,” he said. “I think that impressed the current board and that is why we appointed him in October.”
Thompson said that, on a personal level, Dean was fair, generous and had a good heart.
Fuhs is currently the vice president of the Swallow School Board. He was first appointed to the board in 2009.
He could not be reached for comment.