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News :: School board election: VS incumbents win; Kathy Van Steenhuyse elected
· 9:57pm September 10th, 2013
Vinton-Shellsburg School Board incumbents Mike Timmermans, Rob Levis and Sue Gates won re-election in Tuesday's school board election. Kathy Van Steenhuyse was elected to the at-large vacancy.
Timmermans, running unopposed in the District 1 race, received 520 votes.
In the at-large contest, Gates received 413 votes and Levis, 351. Challenger Bethany Gates received 184.
In the at large/vacancy contest, Van Steenhuyse received 263 votes, Kyle Schminke, 242, and Marcia Booth, 80.
Van Steenhuyse will be sworn it at the next meeting of the VS School Board; Gates and Levis will also recite again the Oath of Office.
Low Turnout throughout county
According to the Benton County Auditor's Office, only between 5 and 10 percent of eligible county voters went to the polls on Tuesday.
See the turn-out chart from the Auditor's Office below:
Registered Voters Voters % Turn out
Belle Plaine 2374 70 2.95%
BN1-Newhall 981 55 5.61%
BN2-Van Horne 901 58 6.44%
BN3-Atkins 925 30 3.24%
BN4-Watkins/ BN5-Norway 1930 77 3.99%
BN6-Blairstown 921 88 9.55%
BN7-Keystone 861 35 4.07%
VS-Garrison 540 29 5.37%
VS-Shellsburg 1876 133 7.09%
VS-Vinton 4614 398 8.63%
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