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Highlands incumbent Michelle Peters ousted by challengers

Tom Fontaine
Kristie Babinsack, Laura Butler and Michelle Peters.

Two challengers sent an incumbent packing Tuesday in primary races for Highlands School Board, according to unofficial results.

All three candidates cross-filed to seek two nominations up for grabs in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Highlands’ Region 3.

Kristie J. Babinsack, 46, won the GOP and Democratic races, collecting 43.1% and 42.6%, respectively, of the votes counted, the tallies showed.

Laura Butler, 66, finished second in both races, collecting 37.8% of the GOP votes cast and 34.5% of the Democratic votes, according to the results.

Incumbent Michelle Peters, 46, who was appointed to the board in February 2018, finished a distant third in both races.

Primary races in Highlands’ Regions 1 and 2 were uncontested.

Tom Fontaine is a Tribune-Review senior news editor. You can contact Tom at 412-320-7847, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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