Brown, Jurgens top two in GIPS Ward A race

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Three Grand Island residents challenged incumbent Terry Brown on Tuesday for his Ward A chair on the GIPS Board. After the primary election, Brown and Lindsey Jurgens will face off on the November ballot.

Brown has worked on the School Board since 2005. In his 15 years, he's seen many new programs start, such as the GISH Academies.

He said he wants to give students their best opportunities and is thankful for all of his supporters who have helped him get on the ballot again in November.

"Thank you for that vote of confidence," he said. "Thank you for trusting me and trusting the district to do the right thing."

Lindsey Jurgens has three children in GIPS schools; one in elementary school, one in middle school and one at GISH. She told Local4 News that she would bring a mother's perspective to the school board if she was voted in.

Jurgens is a big fan of tailoring learning to the students through programs such as GISH's Academies. She said she would like to see more of that in the future.

She said she appreciates all the support she got over the last few months and hopes it will continue through November's election.

"I definitely want to say thank you," she said about her supporters. "I have received so many wonderful messages and videos. People have made signs. I feel incredibly thankful for that."

Final count had Brown with 39% of the votes. Jurgens was behind him at 27%.