Write-in winners determined in Garfield, B/E School Board but not in Forada and Millerville yet
Jason Uhde received the most write-in votes to become the mayor of Garfield. He will take over for Mayor John Nienaber Jr., who decided to step down after serving on the council for more than 30 years.
DOUGLAS COUNTY — Election results in some precincts in Douglas County were determined through write-in votes during the Tuesday, Nov. 8 General Election.
Only two candidates filed for three openings on the Brandon-Evansville School Board, which resulted in a write-in race. The write-in winner was Jaci Stepan with 156 votes. The next-closest write-in candidate had 18 votes. The other two candidates who filed and were elected were Jana Anderson with 1,300 votes and Stacy Beaumia with 1,128 votes.
A new mayor was elected in the City of Garfield. Jason Uhde, an incumbent city council member, received the most write-in votes, 47. The next closest write-in received five votes. Uhde will take over for Mayor John Nienaber Jr., who decided to step down after serving on the council for more than 30 years.
Two other write-in elections were expected to determine who would be mayor in Millerville and city clerk/treasurer in Forada but are still up in the air.
In Millerville, there were a few write-in votes for mayor but no one has accepted the position as of Monday. The Millerville City Council will decide what to do next at its Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting.
In Forada, Dave Reller received the most write-in votes for the city clerk/treasurer, but there's a hitch — Reller filed for mayor and won that race with 66 votes. Since he can't serve in both positions, Reller has a decision to make: Step down as mayor and accept the clerk/treasurer spot or continue as mayor. As of Monday, he was deciding what would be best for the city.