Trueblood voted new Ogden mayor, city council incumbents retain seats and other area results


A voter heads to one of Ogden's polling locations on Tuesday to take part in the city and school board elections. / Photo by Miranda Beenken
By: 
Craig Shultz
Ogden Reporter Editor

It was a call for civic duty on Tuesday as it was Election Day across Iowa. Boone County saw quite a few uncontested races for city governments but the school board races were hotly contested.

All results are unofficial and will be canvassed and accepted at next week’s Boone County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Ogden will have a new, yet familiar, mayor as Mark Trueblood will take the position back over after holding for a decade previously. Trueblood had 250 votes as the write-in option had two votes.

Brian Reimers and David Ohlson, both running unopposed, will retain their positions on the city council. Reimers received 219 votes and Ohlson 205, and there were eight write-in votes.

The Ogden School Board will look a little different for the next couple of years. Pete Bergstrom retained his position on the school board with 303 votes. Kelly Merritt, a newcomer, picked up 252 votes to take the second spot. Incumbent and current president Camille Schroeder got 155 votes and there were eight for a write-in.

In other area results, the three names on the ballot for Beaver’s city council were all voted in as Rodney Wenger got seven votes, Roseann Lafoon five and Andy Kent five.

Boxholm’s city council only had two candidates on the ballot for the three spots as Carrie Sue Shreve got 21 votes, Robyn Dodson 21 and there were 16 write-in votes with no names specified on the election results website.

The city of Fraser had nine write-in votes for mayor and 45 votes for city council.

There were two candidates for two open spots for Pilot Mound city council as Donald R. Porter had nine votes and Sharon Acuff eight.

Southeast Webster-Grand had unopposed spots for school board Chad Lambert got 42 votes for District 1, Kate VanSickle 42 for District 2 (with one write-in vote) and District 3 saw Alison Swanson get 40 votes and Andrew J. Blair 35 for two seats.

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