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Voters Make Their Voices Heard


Holden and Kingsville voters made their voices heard at the polls last Tuesday, June 2, electing individuals to fill vacant seats.

Holden City Council – had one seat open in each ward; all are two-year terms.

In Ward I, Incumbent Elizabeth Weeks ran unopposed and garnered 24 votes.

Ward II – Incumbent Jeremy Knox ran unopposed and drew 21 votes.

Ward III – Incumbent Rusty Kephart also ran as the only candidate and received 53 votes.

In Ward IV – Ray Briscoe faced off against Linda S. Johnson and Briscoe won the seat, with 74 votes.

Holden School Board – had three seats available with three-year terms each: Tonyea Inglis (incumbent); Bill Faust, Jr. (incumbent); Ray Briscoe (incumbent); and Alex Haun all vied for the three seats.

Briscoe won a seat with 384 votes; Inglis also won, garnering 329 votes; and taking the last seat was Haun, with 327 votes.

Kingsville School Board – had one two-year term; and three seats of three-year terms each.

The two-year term had no election, as only one person signed up for the vacancy – Stephanie Smith will fill the seat.

For the three vacancies carrying three-year terms – candidates were: Julie Stout, incumbent; Mike Collens, incumbent; Gary Morrison; and Todd Brendel, incumbent.

The following won the three vacant seats – Stout with 93  votes; Collens with 89 votes; and Brendel with 82 votes.

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