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Lt. Conn, Good, Carrington Win

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Some 18,590 Ann Arbór School District voters went to the polls yesterday to elect Paul D. Carrington, incumbent Charles H. Good and Robert Conn to the Board of Education. Two of the three trustees elected to three-year terms - University of Michigan law professor Carrington, 38, and School Board Vice President Good, 39 - had expressed total support of the millage and bonding propositions on the ballot. All of those issues were handed resounding d e f e a t s , m o s t by several thousand votes. Conn, 35, a lieutenant in the Ann Arbor Pólice Department, is thought to be the first pólice officer ever elected to the Ann Arbor school board. He did not support the millage and bonding issue, and called for a return to effective discipline in the schools. Conn placed a strong third, with 7,004 votes. (All totals1 are unofficial). Carrington led the slate of winners with 7,762 votes. Good was second, with 7,120. Mrs. Patricia P. Shipman, a former teacher and the mother of three, narro wly lost her bidto become the first woman on the board since 1968 when she was nosed out by Conn by just 285 votes. She placed fourth, with 6,719 votes. Mrs. Shipman was close to third place often as the tallies were placed on a large board which cuvered one wall of t h e Board of Education room at 1220 Wells St. But she never polled quite e n o u g h votes to catch Conn. Finishing fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh, respectively, were Norman R. Keefer, Roy E. Couch, Robert E. Barry, Harriet A. Powers, A. Gerald Gottleib, Christopher J. Burke and Dallas R. Hodgins. Only eight votes separated fifth and sixth place. Keefer, a psychologist with the Taylor Public Schools, received 5,388 votes, while Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputy Couch polled 5,380. Gottleib, who placed ninth, also was defeated last year in kis bid for election to the school board. Carrington told The News he had "mixed feelings" about bping elected to the board, in view of the fact the millage and bonding issues had beer defeated and "we have no ..ditional resources to work with." He hlamed the defeats of the millage and bonding issues on the fact that people are v"sore" about many things today, and the schools are the "most visible" and "easiest to dobber." Carrington called for more effort to build good relations with the community in the future. Good, president of Adaptive Devices, Inc., and vice president of the Board of Education, s a i d he was "obviously pleased" about being re-electeo. He said he thought the fact that he and Carrington - who had strongly supported the millage and bonding issues - were elected shows that people "want good schools but don't necessarily want to pay for them right now." Good said the election results showed the "widespread differences of opinión" about the schools in the community, and he said the board must now "sit down and reassess where' we're going." Conn was out of town today and could not be reached for comment. The new trustees will be sworn in at the Board of Kducation's first meeting in July. Carrington and Conn will . replace retiring Trustees Paul H. Johnson and Joseph A. Lee. UNOFFICIAL RETURNS Paul D. Carrington - 7,762 Charles H. Good - 7,120 Robert Conn - 7,004 Patricia P. Shipman - 6,719 Norman R. Keefer - 5,388 Roy E. Couch - 5,380 Robert E. Barry - 3,557 Harriet A. Powers - 3,083 A. Gerald Gottleib - 2,197 Christopher J. Burke - 1,639 Dallas R. Hodgins - 1,428


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