All results are unofficial until the Page County Board of Supervisors canvass the election which may be Tuesday, Nov. 12. This was the first election in Iowa history with school and city seats on the same ballot. According to the Page County Auditor’s office, there were 2,555 ballots cast. The county has 10,160 registered voters making it a 25 % voter turnout.
Shenandoah School Board had three candidates for two seats; Darrin Bouray, Jeff Hiser and Steven Martin. Bouray won one seat with 901 votes and Hiser won the other with 676. Martin finished with 610.
Shenandoah school’s bond issue failed by a vote of 745 in favor and 968 against.
Shenandoah Council: Incumbent Aaron Green lost his at-large seat with 454 votes. Cynthia Allely-Arman won with 472 and Jennifer Elliott had 110. Ward 2 incumbent Robert Burchett lost to Jon Brantner 201 to 189.
Shenandoah Park Commission had two candidates for the one seat; Jon Weinrich had 417 votes and Zac Zwickel won with 658.
Essex City Council had four candidates to fill the vacancy created by Rick Dailey. Nicole Wenstrand won with 95 votes. Patrick Glassinger had 25, Stacy Nelson, 42, and Jaime Simpson finished with 30.
There were also eight candidates for the three Essex council seats. Winners were Patricia Gay with 127; Calvin Kinney had 123 and Betty Lou Franks finished with 122. Others were Mark Dunn, 31; Susan Girouex, 21; Jeramy Hanson, 23; Donald Olson, 25 and Rod Riley, 88. Kinney and Gay were incumbents.
Essex School Board had four candidates for three seats. Incumbents Meredith Baker, 148; Brian Johnson, 184; and Doug Ohnmacht, 198, won. Cole Thornton finished with 113. The board had two candidates for two vacancies; incumbents Lori Racine, with 157 votes and Rebecca Franks, 197. Franks and Baker were appointed to the board in July. Ohnmacht was the only board member that has not changed since the first of the year.