Jamestown Selects New Mayor, Council Member Among Other Seats


JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Jamestown voters hit the polls Tuesday to select their choices for Mayor, City Council, Jamestown School Board, and Jamestown Parks Board.

The City of Jamestown will have a new Mayor moving forward. Dwaine Heinrich received a majority of the votes unofficially with 1,282, edging out incumbent Katie Andersen who received 1,100. Joshua Meade received 408 total votes.

Heinrich released the following statement after the results were announced:

New Jamestown City Mayor Dwaine Heinrich.

“I am of course very pleased with the outcome. There are so many people to thank I will not attempt to do so at this time except to express my sincere appreciation to all who worked for and voted for me. Having said that I do need it to single out for thanks my wife Joyce, I am a very lucky guy to have her at my side. This would not have been possible without her support. Although I am elated by this win I take no pleasure in the disappointment of the other candidates. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for being willing to step up and be involved. I also congratulate our new council member David Steele. I look forward to working with him and the other members of the council city, staff, and others for the continued prosperity and betterment of Jamestown.”

Council candidate David Steele

Jamestown’s newest city councilman will be David Steele with 1,176 votes. Kevin Walker was runner-up with 833 votes. The newest council will sworn in on June 26th at 4 PM at the Jamestown City Hall

Steele made this statement following his victory:

“I would like to thank the citizens of Jamestown for their confidence and support. We have many challenges ahead of us. I would encourage the citizens of Jamestown to get involved and to share their ideas on how we can work together to make Jamestown the best place to live.”

Park Board members voted in include Mike Soulis, Mindi Schmitz, and Mike Landscoot.

School Board members will be Heidi Heim-Larson and Robert B. Toso. Newcomer Jason Rohr received the majority of votes in the race and will be the third member on the board voted in.

For full election results, click here.

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