With no new faces on the Holcomb School Board and two ballot candidates vying for three open seats on the Holcomb City Council, the Holcomb elections didn't shake too much up.
Holcomb School Board
Holcomb USD 363’s Board of Education will not be seeing any new faces as two incumbents ran unopposed and another beat his opponent by nearly 100 votes Tuesday while vying for the three seats available on the board.
Matthew “Matt” Jones, who is currently the USD 363 board president, was challenged by newcomer Cody Douglass, but proved to be victorious, with 256 votes to Douglass' 165 votes.
“I’m happy to serve and glad to be re-elected to serve the community and the district,” Jones said late Tuesday night. “We just got to keep moving forward and doing what’s best for students in the district and be as efficient with our funds as possible.
Both Jill George and Kasey Robinson, who were up for re-election and were unopposed, received 402 and 396 votes, respectively.
Holcomb City Council
The Holcomb City Council saw two shoe-in candidates lock up seats on the council Tuesday night.
Incumbent Ronald Schreibvogel and newcomer Sam Mesa earned virtually the same number of votes. A total of 191 people voted for Mesa at 43.12 percent and 187 voted for Schreibvogel at 42.21 percent.
Councilmen Scott Homer and Mark Richmeier chose not to seek reelection, meaning one seat remains to be filled. There were more write-in votes for a Holcomb city council member than in any other Finney County election with 65 of 443 total votes at 14.67 percent. The Finney County Clerk’s Office did not indicate which candidate took the third seat through a write-in and were unable to be reached for clarification as of press time.