Williston, ND (KEYZ) Williston voters stuck with the familiar in Tuesday’s polling, re-electing both Chris Brostuen and Tate Cymbaluk to the City Commission, Cymbaluk garnering nearly 14 hundred 50 votes and Brostuan just over 11 hundred. Running unopposed Mayor Howard Klug was re-elected President of the Commission. Darren Schmidt garnered 1057 votes to grab third place, an Bill Holler came in fourth with just over 600 votes and recent Williston High School graduate Griffen Nelson came in 5th with 269 votes.
For Williams County Commission, a November face off is set between top vote getters Beau Anderson and Brom Lutz for the seat representing District 1. Out of 586 votes cast, Anderson took 212 and Lutz took 195. Melissa Krause came in third with 135 votes and Deanna Senior received 43 votes. County Commission seats for three and five are also primed for November runoffs, with Cory Hanson up against Wayne Aberle, a district three incumbent. For District five it’s incumbent Barry Ramberg against Linda Meyer.
There are three new members of the Williston School District number one board and they include Theresa Hegge with 12-hundred 54 votes, Thomas Kalil with 994 and the third seat was taken by Joanne Baltes with 854 votes.
A scant 84 votes were cast for District 8 board candidates, with Penny Soiseth and Curt Sullivan a serving board member wining seats with 46 and 32 votes respectively. Ironically there were six candidates for those two slots.
Acting Sheriff Verlan Kvande who was appointed to the job after the resignation of long time Sheriff Scott Busching last year, had his position solidified as front runner, by a near landslide over his challenger Lloyd Haagenson. Kvande garnered 2134 to 1207 for Haagenson. Both face each other again for a final decision November.