Voters in Dallas County made their way to the polls on Tuesday night to cast their vote for who they want representing their children on local school boards. The results were unofficial as of Tuesday night and will be canvassed by the Board of Supervisors and made official on Friday night.
There were two candidates for two at-large seats in the A-D-M School District and Kelli Book and Rod Collins were both re-elected to their seats. Book received 122 votes and Collins received 118 votes.
Dallas Center Grimes
Mark Wills took all 26 votes that were cast in District 1, while Sarah L. Wilson took 58 votes, 98.31 percent, to win District 2 with one write-in vote cast.
Doug Rants received 139 vote, 95.21 percent, against seven write in votes to win his at-large seat.
Kyle Baxter received 101 votes, 49.03 percent, and Casey Baldwin took 98 votes, 45.57 percent, against seven write-in votes, and both won at-large seats.
Three at-large seats were open in the Van Meter Community School District and John Gilliland, Mark Smith and Jessica Drake were elected to those seats.
John Gilliland took 266 votes, 29.65 percent, Mark Smith received 190, 21.18 percent percent and Drake received 155 votes, 17.65 percent.
Sharlotte Peterson was barely on the losing end, taking 152 votes, 16.95 percent, while Jake Cole received 110 votes, 14.07 percent, against five write-in votes.
There were 14 candidates in the Waukee School Board election, including 13 candidates vying for four at-large seats and one candidate to fill a district seat.
Wendy Liskey, Lori Lyon, Mary Thomas Scheve and David Cunningham were elected to the at-large seats while Jerry Ripperger was re-elected to his district seat.
Lyon recieved 926 votes, Liskey took 788, Scheve took 768 and Cunningham took 688.
Also in the race for the at-large seats, but not receiving enough votes for election, were Tyler Higgs, Dan Ahrens, Lara Plaisance, Katie Johnson, Ingrid Williams, Jeanne Fung, Christopher Disbro, Evan Van Wyk and Kimberly Hupp. Twenty-two write-in votes were cast.
In the race for the District seat, Ripperger took 1,193 votes against 133 write-in votes.
West Central Valley
District 3, District 4, District 6 and District 7 were up for election this year in the West Central Valley School District. Nyle Godwin was elected to District 3, Christine Stiles was elected to District 4, Jenyse K. Belden was elected to District 6 and Laura Weber was elected to District 7.
Godwin received 242 votes against 194 for Mike Dickson and 158 for Michael Egger.
Stiles received 322 votes against 263 votes for Jill Gerling.
Belden received 335 votes against 247 votes for Mick Askren.
Weber received 315 votes against 256 for Neal Crawford.
There were only five total write-in votes between the four districts.
Two districts were up for election in the Woodward-Granger School District, but only one candidate threw their hat in the ring, as District 2 was without a candidate.
Ashley Brandt received 168 votes, 86.15 percent, against 27 write-in votes in District 4. While 153 write-in votes were cast in District 2.
The Dallas County News will report the name or names of the write-in vote recipients as they become available.
DMACC Board of Directors
Kevin Halterman defeated Brent Hinders for District 4 on the DMACC Board of Directors. Halterman received 89 votes while Hinders took 71 votes.
Eleven write-in votes were also cast for District 4.
Jim Knott was elected to District 3 with 1,632 votes.