Town election on April 1 in Wellington. Ben, George and Rebekah Johnson watch as mom signs in to vote.  Photo by Doug Conarroe

Town election was held April 1 in Wellington. Ben, George and Rebekah Johnson watch as mom signs in to vote. Photo by Doug Conarroe


Wellington voters selected Jack Brinkhoff as mayor during the April 1 election. Brinkhoff received 546 votes and Arlene Schiffman received 314 votes.

Around 900 people voted, which would far exceed the previous high vote total of over 500.

Tim Singewald, Ashley Macdonald and Matt Michel and Travis Harless were selected out of 10 candidates to serve as trustees.

The town’s only ballot question was approved by a large margin, 548 to 336. It asked voters to increase the town’s debt without raising taxes to fund completion of the Wellington Community Park for $2.4 million plus $600,000 in interest.

The 2012 town election was cancelled because the three declared candidates filled the three open trustee seats. This election had ten trustee candidates for four seats.

“The park initiative drew a big crowd of candidates this time,” said mayor-elect Jack Brinkhoff. “The town forming a police department was also a major issue in the election. But it’s nice to see a lot of people involved.”

Voting results:

Mayor:
Jack Brinkhoff 546
Arlene Schiffman 314

Trustee:
Ashley Macdonald 446 – 4-year term
Tim Singewald 417 – 4-year term
Travis Harless 362 – 4-year term
Matt Michel 351 – 2-year term
Raymond Billington 348
Mishie Daknis 225
Bob Williams 206
James McIntosh 198
David Noe 193
Barry Friedrichs 166

Community Park:
Yes 548
No 336

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