In other local races from around Mower County from Election Day, four candidates were seeking two open seats on the Brownsdale City Council, and those seats went to Raughn E. Oakland, who finished with 216 votes and Rick Smith earned the other with 178 votes. In the city of Elkton, three candidates were seeking two open seats on the city council, and those went to Teri Klaehn and Brian Hill who received 45 and 36 votes, respectively. There were also mayoral and city council races in the city of LeRoy, and incumbent Brian Theil was unseated by challenger Edwin Koppen, who received 277 votes to Thiel’s 209.
Four candidates were seeking two open seats on the LeRoy City Council, and Gerald Payne claimed one with 246 votes while Daisie Fox claimed the other after receiving 241 votes. In the city of Lyle, four candidates were vying for the office of Mayor, and Ronald Frank will be the new Mayor of Lyle after receiving 105 votes in Tuesday’s election. Four candidates were looking to fill two open seats on the Lyle City Council Tuesday, and the seats were filled by Chase Douglas, who received 130 votes and by Jesse Burma, who garnered 129 votes. For the office of Mayor of the city of Mapleview, Arnie Johnson claimed the position with 37 votes to Larry Naatz’s 26.
In the city of Rose Creek, four candidates were looking to fill two open seats on the city council, and those went to Mark Conradt, who received 148 votes and to Mike Chavez, who received 147 votes. In the city of Sargeant, four candidates were looking to fill two open seats on the city council, and Eric Milburn and Thomas Allen Winsky claimed those seats after each received 22 votes. In the city of Blooming Prairie, two candidates were on the ballot for the office of Mayor, and incumbent Curt Esplan was elected to another term as Mayor with 557 votes to challenger Tom Blome’s 494 votes. Four candidates were looking to fill two open seats on the Blooming Prairie City Council, and there will be two new faces on the council with Greg Johnson receiving 767 votes to claim one of the seats and Marcy Sundine claimed the other with 483 votes.
In the Hayfield School District, seven candidates were vying for four open seats on the district’s school board, and incumbent Justin Holtan claimed one seat after receiving 1,580 votes, incumbent Patrick Towey, Jr. earned another with 1,441 votes, Heather Swygman also claimed a seat with 1,328 votes and incumbent Kathy Hegna Zelinske claimed the last open seat with 1,201 votes.
In the Grand Meadow School District, six candidates were in the mix for three open seats on the district’s school board, and Justin Queensland claimed one of the seats with 695 votes, Troy Gilbert also claimed a seat after receiving 508 votes and incumbent Daniel Geier earned the third open seat with 506 votes.
In the LeRoy/Ostrander School District, nine candidates were in the mix for four open seats on the district’s school board, and those were claimed by Debra Reburn, who received 537 votes, David Lunning, who received 517 votes, incumbent Pat Arndofer, who garnered 504 votes, and by Chad Bundy, who received 407 votes.