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Election 2018: Maple Grove City Council, ISD 279 School District School Board Election Results

Nov 07, 2018 07:06AM ● By Wendy Erlien
Editor's note: The following results are considered unofficial until canvassed. 

Maple Grove City Council 

The mayor's seat and with two Maple Grove City Council seats were up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot. 

According to the unofficial, non-canvassed 2018 election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the individual with the most votes for mayor was incumbent Mark Steffenson  with 22,271 votes (79.69 percent) and the two city council candidates receiving the most votes from the 24 precincts reporting are incumbents Karen I. Jaeger with 16,718 votes (36.16 percent) and Phil Leith with 13,823 votes (29.90 percent). 

The breakdown is as follows:
Mayor
Mark Steffenson 22,271 votes (79.69 percent)
P.J. Agness  5,462 votes (19.54 percent) 

City Council

Karen I. Jaeger 16,718 votes (36.16 percent) 
Phil Leith with 13,823 votes (29.90 percent)
Corinna Jayasuriya 7958 votes (17.21 percent)
Ray Emry 7,260 (15.70 percent)

The mayor and two council members will serve a four-year term beginning January 2019.

Osseo Area Schools (ISD 279) School Board
In the 2018 general election on Nov.6, three ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools School Board seats were up to be filled by a general election due to terms expiring. 

According to the unofficial, non-canvassed 2018 election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the three candidates receiving the most votes throughout the 57 precincts in the district were: Jessica Craig 17,062 votes (14.40 percent), Tanya Simons 16,332 votes (13.78 percent), and Kelsey Dawson Walton 14,546 votes (12.27 percent). 

These individuals chosen in the general election will take office in January 2019 and serve until January 2023.

According to the unofficial, non-canvassed 2018 election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the breakdown is as follows:

Jessica Craig 17,062 votes (14.40 percent)
Tanya Simons 16,332 votes (13.78 percent)
Kelsey Dawson Walton 14,546 votes (12.27 percent)
Cindy Shevlin-Woodcock 12,969 votes (10.94 percent)
David Dostal 11,524 votes (9.72 percent)
Sizi G. Goyah 10,045 votes (8.47 percent)
Heidi R. Clayman 9,787 votes (8.26 percent)
Brigitte Alexander 9,061 votes (7.64 percent)
Dan Hobot 8,976 votes (7.57 percent)
Miamon Queeglay 7,603 votes (6.41 percent)

One additional seat was open by special election due to the resignation of a board member who stepped down in September 2018. According to the unofficial, non-canvassed 2018 election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the candidate receiving the most votes throughout the district was Jackie Mosqueda-Jones with 25,681 votes (56.10 percent) over James E. Burgett with 19,776 votes (43.20 percent). 
The individual chosen in the special election will take office in November 2018 and serve until January 2021.

The Osseo School Board will canvass and officially declare the results at a special meeting.

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