Two new board members elected for healthcare district
At least 3,131 residents in the Seneca Healthcare District knew there were two seats available on the board of directors.
That’s the total number of votes cast for the slate of five individuals seeking the two seats along with five votes for write-in candidates.
As a result there will be two brand new board members with Jerri Nielsen and Kenneth Crandall successfully garnering the most votes.
Vote totals as of Monday, Nov. 14, were:
Total votes cast: 3,131
Jerri L. Nielsen received 978 votes for 31.24 percent
Kenneth Crandall received 839 votes for 26.8 percent
Bill Howe received 691 votes for 22.07 percent
Roberta Carlson received 379 votes for 12.10 percent
Ronald Longacre received 238 votes for 7.6 percent
Write-in votes: 6 for 0.19 percent
The total votes cast in the district was down slightly from the 2014 election with a total of 3,145 and from 2012, which had 3,269 votes cast.
The term for the two contested seats officially ends Dec. 2, 2016.
The new board members will take the oath of office during the regularly scheduled SHD board meeting Dec. 22.