The June Primary ballot had many candidates up for election to various posts within the City of Langdon, Cavalier County, and state and federal levels of government.
Posted on 6/18/16
By Melissa Anderson
There were also three notable measures on the ballots for residents to voice their input on decisions regarding the future of the water source of Langdon, county roads and the state agricultural scene.
There was a total of 1,271 votes cast in Cavalier County with 826 of those votes coming in vote by mail. That was the second highest response since the county started offering vote by mail.
The Langdon City Commission contest saw a total of 893 votes cast with Lawrence Henry receiving 440 and Marty Tetrault getting 446 with 7 write-in votes cast.
The Langdon Park Board had three open positions. Holly Lyons received the most votes with 440 followed by Todd Borchardt with 389 and Sandra Mack with 361. There were four write-ins.
The Langdon water measure received 550 total votes, 413 in favor and 137 voting against it. The measure passed with 75 percent in favor.
At the county level, David Zeis received overwhelming support with over 1000 votes. Rick Ring came in second with 816 followed by Shauna Schneider with 293 votes. There were 24 write-ins. These candidates will be officially voted for on the general election ballot in November.
The county measure for the continuation of the excess road levy was passed receiving 926 yes votes and only 265 votes against. The measure passed with 77 percent in favor.
Voter turnout at the state level had 138,685 voters casting ballots. That translates to roughly 25 percent of those able to vote actually turning in a ballot for the June Primary.
At the state level, the corporate farming measure, which would have allowed large, corporately-owned dairy and swine farms to own as many as 640 acres in the state, was overwhelmingly voted down with 75 percent of votes against the measure. In Cavalier County, voters against the measure totaled 1,020 or almost 85 percent.
Another notable election which took place on primary day was the Langdon Area School District board election. The election had three incumbents successfully seek re-election.
A total of 413 ballots were cast for the decision on who would be on the board representing two rural-at-large positions and one-city-position.
Rural-a-large saw Cregg Stein come out with a dominant 236 votes in his favor clinching his seat followed by fellow incumbent Cindy Stremick narrowly beating write-in candidate Dawn Kruk by nine votes, 127 to 118. Candidate Steve Schefter trailed Kruk by four votes with 114, LeeAnn Charon had 109 followed by write-in candidate Karen Plummer who garnered 57 votes.
The city at large contest had only one candidate on the ballot, Nicole Koons, who received 202 votes followed by write-in candidate Ben Crockett, who had 74 votes.
The Munich Public School board election was also held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Susan Harder was elected for a three year term for the city position, and Andrew Haider and Jason Wirth were elected for three year terms for the rural positions that were open.