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Pruismann, Van Diest elected to WC school board

Webster City’s PPEL?measure passes by wide margin, 825 in favor, 296 opposed

Marlin Pruismann

Webster City Community School District board of education candidate Marlin Pruismann defeated Todd Lovelace 699 to 431 votes to secure the at-large school board seat during Tuesday’s election.

“My first reaction is humbled,” Pruismann said. “I appreciate all the support I got from the voters throughout the district.”

Pruismann had previously been on the school board for the Northeast Hamilton Community School District before it merged with WCCSD.

“Due to the rules of the merger, I could no longer be on the board unless I won an election and when the at-large seat came up this year, I thought I ought to throw my hat in the ring,” Pruismann said.

When talking to The Daily Freeman-Journal on Tuesday night, Pruismann, who also won a seat on the Blairsburg City Council, said he needed to “let it soak in.”

Beth Van Diest

“I’m looking forward to being on the board,” he said. “I think it’s a great group of folks, we’ll get down to business and go from there.”

In the other WCCSD school board race, Beth Van Diest ran unopposed and received 997 votes.

Also on the ballot was Public Measure JA, which would authorize the district to increase the physical plant and equipment levy to 77 cents per $1,000 of the “assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district.” The measure passed with 825 yes votes.

RESULTS

Webster City Community School District

Todd Lovelace

Director at large

Marlin Pruismann – 699

Todd Lovelace – 431

Director District #2

Beth Van Diest – 997

Public Measure JA

Yes – 825

No – 296

Stratford Community School District

Director at large

Christina Bauer – 71

Bradley Westrum – 64

South Hamilton Community School District

Director District #2

No candidate filed. 100 write-in votes counted.

Director District #3

Leigh Miller – 358

Director District #5

Joely Swenson – 372

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