Kingsland has new board members;
voters choose winners in city elections
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:24 AM
Kingsland has a couple new school board members as a result of voting in the general election last Tuesday.
Only two names were on the ballot for the school board election, but three positions were open. Incumbent Kristin Beck received 1,899 votes and newcomer Gwen Howard received 1,709 votes.
For the third position, which was determined by write-in voting, Troy Asher was the winner with 163 votes. Sean McCaslin received 102 votes. There were a total of 538 write-in votes out of the 3,792 votes cast in the election.
In area municipal races decided by voters Tuesday, Ostrander had close voting while Wykoff voters were more split and Spring Valley had only incumbents on the ballot.
In Ostrander, it was an extremely tight race for council with Heidi Jones getting 67 votes, Erin Brugh getting 59 votes, John Schraeder 57 votes and Vernon Thompson 49 votes. Voters chose two people for the two open positions. Patrick Nesler ran unopposed for mayor.
In Wykoff, two former city council members faced off for mayor with Lyman Hare winning with 70 percent of the vote over Tim Grabau. For the two open council seats, Mitchell Grabau had 180 votes, Megan Larson 152 votes and Gerald Jacobson had 56 votes.
Only incumbents filed in Spring Valley. Jim Struzyk was reelected mayor while Jeff Vehrenkamp and Bill Bires were reelected to the council.