Sheldon voting sign

Vote here sign outside the Sheldon Community Services Center.

SHELDON—Here are the unofficial results from the city races in Sheldon, Archer, Ashton and Matlock, as well as the Sheldon School District from the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election.



Ward 1: Incumbent Pete Hamill defeated challenger Kerwin Sterler 252 votes to 201 votes. There were also six write-in votes.

Ward 3: Incumbent Brad Hindt had no challengers in his re-election bid and earned 179 votes. Seventeen write-in votes were cast

At-large: Incumbent Wayne Barahona defeated challenger Fred Grein 677 votes to 236 votes. Five write-in votes were cast.

Council terms are for four years each.


Former city council member Richard Ludeke is the new mayor after earning 19 votes. There were 16 write-in votes. Incumbent mayor Karen Storm is not running for re-election to another two-year term.

Incumbent council members Bill Engeltjes and Steven Meyer were re-elected with 25 and 23 votes, respectively. There were 11 write-in votes. Council terms are for four years each.

Todd Poland successfully filled a spot on the council vacated by Tristan Northup with 31 votes. Three were three write-in votes. The rest of that seat’s term runs through the end of 2021.


Incumbent mayor Patrick DeVries won another two-year term with two votes. There was one write-in vote. Incumbent city council members Michael Klein and Doyle Trei did not run for re-election. Mark Vander Pol was the only candidate going for one of the two council seats, which are each four-year terms, and received three votes. There was one write-in vote.


Incumbent mayor Charles Schwebach won another two-year term with 13 votes and 11 write-ins were cast in the race. Incumbent city council members Danny Griffith and Scott Maggert won re-election with 20 votes and 12 votes, respectively. Eight write-in votes were cast in the race. Council terms are for four years each.

Sheldon School District

For the four-year seats up for election on the Sheldon School District Board of Education:

District 2: Steve Waldstein was unchallenged and received 867 votes. There were six write-in votes. He will replace board member Mark Brown who did not run for re-election.

District 3: Incumbent board member Kecia Hickman ran unopposed for re-election and received 906 votes. Six write-in votes were cast.

At-large: Incumbent board member Jessica Brink, who had no challengers in her re-election bid, received 925 votes. Nine write-in votes were cast.

More detailed election coverage will be in the Wednesday, Nov. 13, issue of The Sheldon Mail-Sun.