Spring 2014 Election
Three incumbents retain seats on Footville Village Board
FOOTVILLE—Three incumbents defeated a challenger for Footville Village Board seats in Tuesday's elections.
Elected to two-year terms on the seven-member board were Nate Beal, John Harnack and Ron Klusmeyer. The challenger was Dick Laws.
Harnack and Klusmeyer said the race had no real issues.
“We're all pretty much local residents all our lives and pretty much agreed on everything,” Klusmeyer said of the victors.
Looking forward, Harnack and Klusmeyer said the big topic would be the future of Parkview Primary School, although it was unclear whether the village would need to get involved.
The Parkview School District plans to close the school as part of upcoming building projects in nearby Orfordville. Voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that made those projects possible.
Klusmeyer said Footville is like a lot of small towns in the area hoping to attract new business to broaden the tax base.
Dick Laws, a newcomer to local politics, garnered 14.4 percent of the vote. Harnack garnered about 31 percent, Beal 28 percent and Klusmeyer nearly 26 percent.