The voters in Sand Lake spoke Tuesday, and gave current Village President Kirk Thielke another two years in office. This will be his third two-year term.
Out of 336 registered voters in Sand Lake, 87 turned out at the polls (25.9 percent).
Thielke got 55 votes (64.7 percent) and candidate Todd Finkel received 30 votes (35.3 percent).
“I am grateful for another chance to serve,” said Thielke. “I thank all those who voted for me, and even those who didn’t—I thank them for coming out and participating in the process,” he said.
There were four trustee positions open, and only three candidates running—incumbents Dave Tibbe and Roger Towsley, and write in Duncan Rogers.
In Kent City, which has 598 registered voters, only 34 people (5.7 percent) turned out. None of the candidates on the ballot were contested.