Arbon and Rockland voters approve levies

Arbon and Rockland voters came out to support education at the Tuesday, May 21, election, with both supplemental levies passing with a large majority.

In the Arbon Elementary School District, 57 voters turned out in favor of the levy with only two voters objecting to the $50,000 increase. Two precincts voted in the Arbon election. The majority of voters, 56, came from precinct five. Both dissenting votes were cast in precinct five. In the Arbon election precinct seven added three “yes” votes to the total. The 59 voters that cast ballots represent just under 52 percent of registered voters for the two precincts.

Rockland voters decided two questions on Tuesday. The first was the issue of a $210,000 supplemental levy. The issue passed with a vote of 109 for the levy and 14 voters against. Rockland Superintendent Jim Woodworth said the overwhelming win is another example of the support patrons offer the small district.

“Year after year we have had amazing support from our patrons. We appreciate the continued support,” said Woodworth.

Three candidates were on the ballot for the Rockland School District Board of Trustees zone four. Amy Robinson won with a total of 23 votes, defeating Ann M. Medinger, who recieved one vote and write-in candidate Brian Woodworth’s 10 votes .

The Rockland trustee election brought 44 percent of registered voters to the polls and the levy election drew 38 percent of registered voters.

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