Voters to decide three-way race for two seats on Mount Vernon Board of Education

Election set for Tuesday, April 11

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Mount Vernon's water tower.
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MOUNT VERNON, S.D. — Voters in the Mount Vernon School District will decide between three candidates to fill two seats on the Mount Vernon Board of Education next month.

Three candidates filed nominating petitions to fill the two seats currently held by Jeff Miiller and Craig Pickart. Miiller is one of the three candidates to file a nominating petition, along with Robert Mayer and Karlee Tiesler.

Each seat on the board is an at-large bid, meaning the two candidates who receive the most votes among the three will fill the two seats on the board. Each position is a three-year term.

Voters will decide between the candidates at an election to be held Tuesday, April 11. The polling place for the election is the senior citizen center, located at 102 N. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

The legal notice for the election, which appeared in the March 29 edition of the Mitchell Republic, indicates that if polls cannot be opened due to bad weather, the election may be postponed a week. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the day of the election.


Current members of the Mount Vernon Board of Education are Miiller, Pickart, Dale Larsch, Mike Deinert and Justin Klumb.

Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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