VICTORIA — Tuesday’s Ellis County election will result in newcomers to the Victoria City Council and Victoria USD 432 Board of Education.
John Schulte was elected mayor, while Ryan Lichter, Harland Rupp and Zach Kanzenback will serve terms on the city council. None of the three elected candidates currently holds a seat on the board.
Incumbent Jerry Brungardt fell short by only 18 votes, according to unofficial results. Votes will be canvassed Monday by the Ellis County Commission. There are several provisional and mail-in ballots yet to be counted.
Three newcomers also were elected to the USD 432 school board. The top three vote-getters as of Tuesday’s unofficial results were Jeanna Wellbrock, Alan Schulte and Ryan Mauch. Incumbent Karen Nowak was defeated by approximately 20 votes, pending an official count.