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By LeAnn R. Ralph
ELK MOUND — Two incumbents and one challenger were elected to the Elk Mound Village Board in the non-partisan April 5 spring election.
Five candidates filed nomination papers for three positions on the village board.
All vote totals reported are the unofficial totals reported on election night. The results will not be official until the Board of Canvassers meets.
The candidates who will now be serving on the village board are Greg Kipp, Patrick Lien and Tim Benjamin.
Incumbent Greg Kipp, who is currently serving as the village president, received 56 votes, while challenger Patrick Lien received 55 votes and incumbent village trustee Tim Benjamin received 53 votes.
Incumbent village trustee Cynthia Abraham received 44 votes, and challenger Kat Degre received 38 votes.
Incumbent village trustees Deborah Creaser-Kipp, Jesse Jenson and Terry Stamm will be up for election next year.
Steven Abraham, who was serving as village president, died unexpectedly February 27.
The Elk Mound Village Board has the option of appointing a trustee to fill the remainder of Abraham’s term, could hold a special election or could leave the position vacant until the election next spring.
Two candidates were on the ballot for the Elk Mound Board of Education for two positions.
Incumbent Loren Hanson filed nomination papers by the deadline in January along with Holly Sweeney, who also filed nomination papers by the deadline.
Incumbent school board member Kyle Jenson filed a declaration of non-candidacy by the deadline in December.
Hanson received 326 votes, and Sweeney received 314 votes.