Zimmerman, Olson elected to city council

Zimmerman, Olson elected to city council by M. Jill Karolevitz Dennis Zimmerman and Drake Olson will be serving on the Vermillion City Council as a result of the April 10 election.

In the Central Ward, Olson received 156 votes, while his opponent Carol Sanderson received 78. David Lias, who had withdrawn from the race after the ballots were printed, received three votes.

In the Southeast Ward, Zimmerman won with 244 votes, compared to 156 for Creighton Thurman.

In the statewide election for two constitutional amendments, both were passed.

Statewide, Constitutional Amendment A received 69,683 yes votes and 18,577 no votes. In Clay County, 948 voters cast yes votes, 127 cast no votes.

Statewide, Constitutional Amendment B received 63,736 yes votes and 23,986 no votes. In Clay County, 923 voters cast yes votes, 153 cast no votes.

The total number of Clay County voters who turned out for Tuesday's election was 1,091 out of 9,404 voters � a 12 percent turnout.

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