BOYNE FALLS — There are at least two new faces among Boyne Falls elected officials and the rest are all familiar ones.
Results from the village’s Tuesday election show voters chose to re-seat seven incumbents and also place two new trustees on the board. A total of 90 citizens cast ballots.
All village terms are for two years.
William Carson, incumbent village president, won his race with nearly two-thirds of the votes over Jim English, an incumbent trustee who opted to strive for the village’s top elected post, rather than seek re-election to his existing position. The vote tally came in at 57 votes for Carson and 32 for English.
Neither Carson nor English could be reached for comments.
Incumbent clerk Debra Taylor beat both challenger Lisa LaCount and write-in candidate Nancy Blanshan. Taylor received 58 votes, while LaCount received 13 and Blanshan 16.
Taylor said she’s pleased to win the election and is glad it’s over.
“It caused a lot of bickering in the town,” she said. “I am definitely glad it’s over and I hope we can come together as a village now.”
LaCount said she’s not disappointed in the election results, despite her loss, because she put her name on the ballot to give voters a choice. Many of the village’s officials have been in office for years on end, usually without any challengers, she said.
Blanshan could not be reached for comments.
Incumbent treasurer Amy Jo Allum also won over challenger Delores Mentel. Allum earned 58 votes and Mentel received 29 votes. Neither could be contacted.
Voters also chose six village trustees, including newcomers Eric Davis and Michael Kondrat. Incumbents Gladys Joann Bell, William Bricker, David Gillespie II and Anthony Securro also handily won the race with the most votes.
Gillespie earned the greatest number of votes at 84, followed by Bricker at 77 votes. Bell received 56 votes, Securro received 55, Davis received 40 and Kondrat received 36.
Gillespie and Bricker — the top two vote-getters — said they are pleased with the election outcome.
“I like doing the job and I want to see the village grow,” Bricker said.
Gillespie said he is amazed at the incredible interest in the village’s election this year with a record 13 candidates on the ballot and two contending write-in hopefuls.
“Usually there’s not enough interest in board seats to fill them all,” he said.
In fact, one of the six trustee seats remained vacant until the election, Taylor said.
Davis, Kondrat, Bell and Securro could not be reached for comments.
Finally, trustee candidate Joseph English and write-in hopeful Robbie Weiss received the least votes, at 34 and 28, respectively. Neither earned seats on the board.
Boyne Falls 2011 election results:
William Carson, 57
James English, 32
Debra Taylor, 58
Lisa LaCount, 13
Nancy Blanshan, 16 (write-in)
Amy Jo Allum, 58
Delores Mentel, 29
Trustee (*top 6 vote-getters) —
*Gladys Joann Bell, 56
*William Bricker, 77
*Eric Davis, 40
Joseph English, 34
*David Gillespie II, 84
*Michael Kondrat, 36
*Anthony Securro, 55
Robbie Weiss, 28 (write-in)