Another Colwell write-in candidate gets a spot on City Council
By Bob Steenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The adventure that is Colwell elections took another turn this week as the Floyd County Board of Supervisors certified another write-in candidate as a member of the Colwell City Council.
For many years the town of Colwell has not had anyone run on the ballot for the job of mayor and five City Council positions that are open every two years. At the municipal and school district election that was held Tuesday, Nov. 7, Colwell voters wrote in the names of Jeffrey Wright for mayor and Kim Isakson and Ryan Wegner for members of the City Council.
But there was a four-way tie for the remaining three council seats, with four people having had their names written in by five voters each.
Last week, at the Tier 1 canvass of the election results, the supervisors drew three names at random, selecting Rachel Krause, Mark Kirsch and Kim Blunt as the three additional Colwell City Council members, leaving the fourth name, of Taylor Isakson, in the box.
But at the Tier 2 election canvass this week, County Auditor Gloria Carr said said she had received a letter from Krause, declining the position. Since the letter had been received within 10 days after the canvass, the position goes to the next highest vote getter, which in this case is Taylor Isakson.