The voting period is over. The results are final.
Four new members have been elected to the board of directors of the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
Elected are: Kari Lutringer, an attorney with Wadler, Perches, Kerlick and Hundl; Miguel Santes, owner of the Cutting Edge Barbershop; Jacob Roberson, Roberson Air Conditioning; and Barbara Fortenberry, assistant executive director of Just Do It Now.
Retiring from the board are Traci Knight, administrator of the OakBend Medical Center’s Wharton Hospital Campus; and Laura Reyna, Wharton County 4-H and Youth Development Extension Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife.
New directors will begin serving three-year terms on Oct. 1.
Santes was appointed to the board earlier this year to fulfill an unexpired term and was eligible for a full, three-year term.
Ballots were mailed to all members. The deadline was noon Thursday, Sept. 9. A ballot board tallied the ballots and certified the results shortly after noon.
Carry-over chamber directors are Richard Lockley of Wharton Feed & Supply, Debra Evans of the First State Bank, Lacy Border of Flowers It Is, Debbie Folks of Wied Realty, Sandra Kachmar of Mid-Coast Title Co., Kristi Kocian of Custom Creations, and Steve Wisnieski of My Storehouse Mini Storage.
Board chair is Chad Faucett of Edward Jones investments; vice chair is David Tripulas DDS; and treasurer is Bill Wallace, editor and publisher of the Wharton Journal-Spectator.