All Votes Count In Many Races

Write in votes counted. in Cass county affects some races.

The write-in ballots in last week’s General Election affected one city council seat and two village board seats. Cass County Election Commissioner Nancy Josoff is contacting those with the most write-in votes and the city/village board offices with the results according to the Cassgram.

---In the Weeping Water City Council at-large race, Lawrence Mozena will fill the second open seat. Mozena received a total of 148 write-in ballots. (101 for Lawrence Mozena and 47 for Lawrence J. Mozena.) Art Ervin (or close variations of his name) received 35 votes and Robert McCaulley received 10 votes.

Raymond Frew was the only candidate on the ballot and he received 352 votes.

---Brad Graham was the top write-in vote getter for the South Bend Village Board. His name (or close variations of) was written on six ballots.

Connie J. Boldan-Cerveny was the only South Bend Village Board candidate on the ballot and she received 29 votes.

---In Manley, the third open seat on the village board is not decided. Six people—Betty Meyer, Bob Gruber, Dawn Holdorf, Greg Sjogren, Larry Scott and Mike Dillon—all received two write-in votes each. However, Meyer is already on the board so those votes won’t count.

Josoff says she will be contacting the other five individuals over the next few days. Of those willing to serve on the board, there will be a draw of cards to determine the seat holder on Monday (11/19) in the election commissioner’s office.

Susan Christoffersen (50 votes) and Denise Swenson (55 votes) were the two candidates on the ballot in Manley last week.

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