A close race was predicted to fill the seats on the Town of Osceola board and that's exactly what happened Tuesday night. 

Eight people were seeking the four open seats.

Jo Everson, who was the interim clerk for the town garnered the most votes with 366. Mike Wallis, one of the incumbents, finished second with 342. Neil Gustafson was third at 332, edging Dale Lindh who finished with 330.

Peter Wolf just missed out on a seat as he had 304. Katie Bruns, who was running as a write-in candidate had 217. B.J. Greene was next at 152. Jon Cronick, who was also running as a write-in, finished with 126.

The Town of Osceola president will be Brandon Whittaker, who earned 364 votes. Bob Wright, who ran as a write-in candidate had 147.

In other local races:

Village of Osceola: Jeromy Buberl was reelected as Village President as he earned 324 votes. Brad Lutz was reelected as Trustee with 255 votes. He will be joined by Holly Walsh and Van Burch, who finished with 140 and 106 votes. Burch was an incumbent, but who was a write-in candidate. Jerry Miller was fourth with 64.

Osceola School Board: Incumbent Brooke Kulzer earned another term as she finished with 954 votes. Jan Carlson, who was a write-in candidate, earned 416.

Town of Farmington: All incumbents ran unopposed. Dennis Cottor finished with 265 votes as Board Chair; Dennis Neumann and Rick McGuiggan had 247 and 212 votes as Board Supervisors. Debbie Swanson had 283 votes as Clerk/Treasurer.

Fair Maps Referendum Question: 4,366 votes yes compared to 2,780 no county-wide. 

State Superintendent: Deborah Kerr finished with 3,568 votes in Polk County to Jill Underly's 3,320. Underly ended up with the most votes overall.      

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