Proxy voting decides water board election

Of the 14,091 votes that could have been cast to elect two new members to Holley-Navarre Water System’s board of directors, only 70 people actually cast a ballot. That is a less than 1 percent voter turnout.

Incumbent Brian Kelly and newly appointed Rick DeSantis will serve for a four year term on the board of directors. Kelly netted 436 votes, and DeSantis netted 374.

The next closest candidate, George “Geo” Mayer, received 87 votes, and Shane Kahl only received 13 votes.

Newly reappointed board president Bien May said the low turnout is typical.

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