Rick von Holdt elected as Worthington's mayor; Janssen and Kolpin win new city council terms

The city of Worthington elected a new mayor Tuesday night while also returning two incumbent Worthington City Council members to office.

In the three-race to replace Mayor Mike Kuhle, who chose not to seek re-election, it was Rick von Holdt – known to many as the longtime former chief of the Worthington Fire Department – picking up the win by garnering 1,373 votes, or 52.17% of the votes cast. Chad Cummings received 1,035 votes, or 39.3%, and Rod Sankey had 215 votes, or 8.7%.

In the contest for a Ward 1 City Council position, it was Larry Janssen elected to another four-year term. He received 508 votes, or 57%, compared to 380 (or 43%) for Cristina Adame.

In the three-person Ward 2 City Council race, it was incumbent Alaina Kolpin picking up 754 votes, or 46%, to defeat America Voss and Nathalie Tshioko Nkashama, Voss had 683 votes, or 41.7%, and Nkashama had 194 votes, or 11.8%.

All Nobles County races were unopposed. In the four-person District 518 Board of Education contest, Erin Schutte was the leading vote-getter as she was elected along with incumbents Adam Blume and Lori Dudley. Schutte had 2,607 votes, Blume 2,470 and Dudley 2,297. LaDean "Butch" Fletcher had 1,327 votes.



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