UPDATED: Both Challengers, One Incumbent Take Spots on Ankeny Council
According to unofficial results, Ankeny residents have elected newcomers Jim McKenna and Mark Holm to the city council. Incumbent Craig Block also will retain his seat, gaining the most number of votes.
The Ankeny City Council will have two new faces following tonight's election.
With all precincts reporting, Ankeny voters have elected newcomers Jim McKenna and Mark Holm to the Ankeny City Council. According to unoffical results, the two men received 1,269 and 1,088 votes, respectively.
Incumbent Craig Block also will retain his seat on the council. Block garnered the most votes with 1,381.
Incumbents Tom Strait and Gary Welch received 789 and 778 votes, losing their bids for re-election.
As of 6 p.m., Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald said 1,364 people had voted.
Stick with Ankeny Patch as we bring you more updates on the results of this election.
An earlier version of our story
Ankeny Patch has been there for several weeks leading up to today's Ankeny City Council election.
Today will be no exception.
Tonight, we will begin a live blog at 8 p.m., updating the blog as soon as results are available on the Polk County auditor’s website.
Five candidates will appear on the ballot. They are vying for three seats on the Ankeny City Council, which means you can vote for three individuals.
Incumbents running include Craig Block, Tom Strait and Gary Welch. Challengers are Mark Holm and Jim McKenna.
Heading to the polls today? Here are some things you should know.
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