Election 2017: No surprises in local election results

Election Day 2017 was Tuesday, Nov. 7, and few local patrons exercised their right to vote at the polls for numerous school board and city officials.

In Nemaha County 13.91 percent of registered voters went to the polls, and in Brown County 11.05 percent voted.

This is the first local government election held since HB 2104 was signed into law in June 2015. This law moved all elections for office holders of local governments formerly held in the spring of odd-numbered years to the fall of odd-numbered years.

The bill specifies that those positions that would have expired at any time in 2017 now expire on the second Monday in January 2018.

Local results are listed below.

Area City Elections

City of Sabetha

Mayor: Doug Clark is the winner with 145 votes (84.30 percent). Write-ins candidates received 27 votes.

Commissioner of Finance: Maridel Wittmer is the winner with 160 votes (93.57 percent). Write-in candidates received 11 votes.

City of Bern

Mayor: Dallas Wood is the winner with 23 votes (95.83 percent). Write-in candidates received one vote.

Council Members (2): Winners are Caleb Lee Meyer with 22 votes (50 percent) and Scott Anson with 20 votes (45.45 percent). Write-in candidates received two votes.

City of Fairview

Council Members (3): Winners were Charlie Brockhoff with 31 votes (32.29 percent) and Art Vonderschmidt with 30 votes (31.25 percent). Write-in candidate Bridget Harvey won the third position with 20 of the 29 write-in votes. Harvey defeated filed candidate, Paul Reynolds, who received six votes (6.25 percent).

City of Goff

Mayor: Patricia Deanis the winner by write-in.

Council Members (5): Barbara Wiggins, Nancy Gosling, Walker Uhl, Russell Rulkerson and Rachel Fulkerson were all elected by write-in.

City of Hamlin

Mayor: David Shannon is the winner with three votes (100 percent).

Council Members (5): Kenneth Belden, Michele Belden, and Michael Douglas Dyke were all elected with three votes each (30 percent). Kim Reed was elected by write-in with one vote. One position remains open.

City of Horton

Commissioner of Streets and Utilities: Incumbent Wade Edwards is the winner with 114 votes (49.57 percent). Challenger Bobby Bacon received 91 votes (39.57 percent). Write-in candidates received 25 votes.

Commissioner of Finance: Incumbent Kenneth Krug is the winner with 126 votes (54.08 percent). Challenger David Kooser received 107 votes (49.57 percent).

City of Morrill

Mayor: Roger J. Price is the winner with 19 votes (82.61 percent). Write-in candidates received four votes.

Council Members (5): Winning were Todd Gruber with 23 votes (30.67 percent), Daniel Halstead with 20 votes (26.67 percent), Robert Wahwasuck with 18 votes (24 percent). Write-in candidates received 14 votes, and the two write-in winners have not yet officially accepted the positions.

City of Oneida

Mayor: Howard Allen is the winner with 12 votes (100 percent).

Council Members (5): Patrick Allen, Shawn Branson, Angelia Steiner and Kathe Vore were the winners with 12 votes each (20.69 percent); and Carol Winkler was the fifth winner with nine votes (15.52 percent). Write in candidates received one vote.

City of Powhattan

Mayor: Lyle Chadwell is the winner with 12 votes (85.71 percent). Write-in candidates received two votes.

Council Members (5): Winners were Luke Pollock with 12 votes (24 percent), Christopher Torkelson with 12 votes (24 percent) Norwood (Jim) Foster with 10 votes (20 percent) and John Schuetz with eight votes (16 percent). Faith Quilter was the fifth winner with five of the eight write-in votes.

City of Seneca

Mayor: Joe Mitchell is the winner with 126 votes (100 percent).

Treasurer: Kathy O’Brien is the winner with 126 votes (98.44 percent). Write-in candidates received two votes.

Ward 1 Council Member: Kerry Bramhall is the winner by write-in.

Ward 2 Council Member: Alice M. Lackey is the winner with 42 votes (100 percent).

Ward 3 Council Member: James P. Mitchell is the winner with 41 votes (91.11 percent). Write-in candidates received four votes.

City of Robinson

Mayor: Mark Lieneman was the winner with 34 votes (100 percent).

Council Members (5): Winners were Angie Muckey with 31 votes (27.68 percent), David Taylor with 25 votes (22.32 percent), and Dorothy BeDunnah with 20 votes (17.86 percent). Write-in candidates received 36 votes, and the two write-ins have not yet officially accepted the positions.

City of Wetmore

Mayor: Robert Carson is the winner with 36 votes (83.72 percent). Write-in candidates received seven votes.

Council Members (5): Winners are Jason Claycamp with 34 votes (29.57 percent) and Curtis Goodman with 31 votes (26.96 percent). Harlen Suther, Dean Osterhaus and Michelle Cochran were all elected by write-in.

Area School Board Elections

Prairie Hills USD No. 113: Nemaha, Brown, Jackson and Marshall Counties

Position 2: Jeff DeMint is the winner with 340 votes (98.27 percent) in Nemaha County, 42 votes (100 percent) in Brown County, zero votes in Jackson County, and 56 votes (100 percent) in Marshall County. There were six write-in votes in Nemaha County.

Position 4: Edward Reznicek is the winner with 334 votes (99.11 percent) in Nemaha County, 35 votes (100 percent) in Brown County, three votes in Jackson County, and 65 votes (100 percent) in Marshall County. There were three write-in votes in Nemaha County.

Position 6: Ann Shaughnessy is the winner with 320 votes (98.77 percent) in Nemaha County, 32 votes (100 percent) in Brown County, two votes in Jackson County, and 75 votes (96.15 percent) in Marshall County. There were four write-in votes in Nemaha County and three in Marshall County.

Nemaha Central USD No. 115: Nemaha and Marshall Counties

Position 2: David Clements is the winner with 42 votes (100 percent) in Nemaha County and zero votes in Marshall County.

Position 4: Joe Reitz is the winner with 29 votes (96.67 percent) in Nemaha County and zero votes in Marshall County. There was one write-in in Nema ha County.

Position 6: John Deters is the winner with 28 votes (82.35 percent) in Nemaha County and zero votes in Marshall County. There were six write-in votes for Nemaha County and zero votes in Marshall County.

Hiawatha USD No. 415: Brown County

Position 4: John D. Wright is the winner with 233 votes (96.68 percent). Write-in candidates received eight votes.

Position 5: Peter S. Rosa is the winner with 254 votes (98.07 percent). Write-in candidates received five votes.

Position 6: Keith Erdley is the winner with 245 votes (98.79 percent). Write-in candidates received three votes.

Horton USD No. 430: Brown County and Jackson County

Position 4: Katelyn Ross is the winner with 207 votes (60.53 percent) in Brown County, and two votes in Jackson County (100 percent). James Stuart received 135 votes (39.47 percent) in Brown County and zero in Jackson County.

Position 5: Jamie Bottom is the winner with 232 votes (68.04 percent) in Brwn County and one vote (50 percent) in Jackson County. Jared Wilson received 109 votes (31.96 percent) in Brown County and one vote (50 percent) in Jackson County.

Position 6: Jacob Bruning is the winner with 232 votes (68.44 percent) in Brown County and one vote (50 percent) in Jackson County. Samantha McClain received 107 votes (31.56 percent) in Brown County and one vote (50 percent) in Jackson County.

Other Elections

Meadowark Extension District No. 7

Board Positions (2): Winners are Marya Haverkamp with 510 votes (38.12 percent) and Marcia Bauerle with 418 votes (31.24 percent). Challenger Mary T. “Teresa” Harris received 403 votes (30.12 percent). Write-in candidates received seven votes.

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