School board election set for Tuesday

Voters across entire YPS district eligible to cast ballots in Office No. 2 election


By Traci Chapman
Managing Editor

Registered voters across Yukon Public School District are eligible to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s Board of Education election, which will determine who will represent Office No. 2.

Incumbent Leonard Wells will face challenger Paul Gerber in the April 5 contest. The school board seat is the only one on Tuesday’s ballot.


Wells, 74, was first elected in 2012 and has been on the board for a decade and currently serves as its vice president. He is a 1965 graduate of Yukon High School and graduated from University of

Leonard Wells

Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1969; he worked for 34 years in the telecommunications industry and still provides some accounting services.

Gerber is a chemical engineer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. The 52-year-old graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2005. He cited a “disconnect” between the school board and parents for his decision to run for the Office No. 2 seat.


Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and anyone who is in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot, Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said. Voters who wished to participate in early voting at the election board office did so Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1.

Paul Gerber

Because districts are relying on 2010 census numbers, any registered voter living within YPS boundaries – not just those living inside the area covered by Office No. 2 – may participate in Tuesday’s election, board personnel confirmed Friday.

Office No. 2 runs from Garth Brooks Boulevard heading east to South Cornwell and from West Wagner Road south to NW 4th Street, district maps showed. All precincts across the district would be open Tuesday. Those precincts are as follows:

200 -Surrey Hills Baptist Church, 12421 North Mustang Road

201/202 – Richland Nazarene Church, 10825 North 6th Street

204 – Yukon First Church of the Nazarene, 525 East Main Street

206 – Bethel Community Church, 4901 North Sara Road (Bradford Life Center)


208 – First United Methodist Church 400 Elm Street

209/210 – Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, 850 Yukon Avenue

211 – Trinity Baptist Church, 620 North Cemetery Road

214 – Town & Country Christian Church, 2200 South Cornwell Drive

215 – Church of Christ, 11700 NW 10th Street

216 – Yukon Church, 11715 NW 10th Street

217 – Covenant Community Church, 2250 Yukon Parkway

218 – Discovery Church, 900 East Main Street

220 – Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore Drive

226 – Westpoint Christian Church, 600 South Richland Road

228 – Sara Road Baptist Church, 2015 North Sara Road

303 – Church of Christ West Metro, 4900 South Cemetery Road

308 – Lakehoma Church of Christ, 2124 West state Highway 152

A wealth of information – including registration status, sample ballots, upcoming elections and much more – can be found on the Oklahoma State Election Board Oklahoma Voter Portal, found at

For more information, contact the county election board office by phone at (405) 422-2422 or via email at That office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.