Precinct reporting is complete in Bock, Foreston, Milaca and Pease, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
Adam Booth wins the mayor’s seat in Bock with 15 votes to Dennis Girard’s 8 votes.
The Bock City Council race, with two seats and four candidates ended with an exact tie for the one the seats:
- 12 Naomi Wolf
- 10 Margaret Girard
- 10 Tiffany Eleanor Kunst
- 8 Michael Petrick
- 4 write-ins
The city clerk had no information regarding the winner of the tie as of 10:30 p.m. Election Day. The close number warrants a taxpayer-funded recount if either of the candidates so choose; however, in smaller municipalities, tied races have been settled simple ways such as a coin toss or card draw.
Thomas Longfield was unchallenged as mayor and received 153 votes, with three write-ins. Foreston City Council Members John Haugen and Dana Gave were unchallenged and re-installed with 133 and 113 votes, respectively, with 8 write-in votes.
Unchallenged Mayor Pete Pedersen will be joined on the City Council by his son, Cory Pedersen, for whom voters cast 631 votes. Incumbent Norris Johnson takes the other seat on the Milaca City Council with 576 votes. Challenger Tom Kvamme garnered 439 votes, and voters offered 7 write-in suggestions.
Pease polls closed with no surprises as voters re-seated Mayor Diane Kiel, who had no challengers, with 84 votes and 2 write-in votes. Unchallenged Pease City Council Members Richard Swedeen and Nathan Shore took in 68 and 62 votes, respectively, with 4 write-in votes.
As of 10:50 p.m. Election Day, 1 of 2 precincts had completed reporting. Results will be posted as they’re available.