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Schoolboard elections set for today

Sep 12, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


This morning, the Washington County Auditor’s office reported about 250 people had voted absentee in today’s county school board elections, with the traditional polls opening at noon today and running through 8 p.m.

In two of the three districts there will be contested races. The only race not to be contested is in the Highland School District.


Rachel Longbine is running unopposed for representative of District 1. Megan Allen is also the sole candidate for the District 5 seat. There is no candidate for the open District 3 seat. Polls in Riverside will be at City Hall and polls in Ainsworth will be at the fire station.


In the Washington School District, incumbent Dana McDole will face off against challenger Catherine Glinsmann for the District 2 seat. In the District 5 election, newcomer Kelly Wieland will face off against incumbent Heidi Vittetoe. Jason Hamilton is running unopposed for the director-at-large seat, currently held by Patty Roe who had announced she would not run. The polling place for the Washington School District will be in the Washington County Courthouse.


In the Mid-Prairie School District, incumbents Gabrielle R. Frederick, Jim Hussey and Jodi Meader are running for three director seats. In the race to fill a director seat for a term ending in 2019, Denise Chittick will face Emily Uhl. The polling place in Wellman will be in the community center. In Kalona, the polling place is in Kalona Public Library. The polling place in West Chester will be at the Heritage Building.


bond referendum

Voters in seven Iowa counties also will decide on a renewal of a 25-cent per $1,000 valuation bond issue originally approved by voters in 2005. If approved this would add five years to the current bond without changing the current tax rate. If approved, the bond is expected to generate $60 million to promote the success of Kirkwood students.

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