ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan


The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the first tallies for Des Moines races are:

City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1

  • Matt Pina: 2751 98.18%
  • Write-in: 51 1.82%

City of Des Moines Council Position No. 3

  • Victor L. Pennington, II: 2628 98.39%
  • Write-in: 43 1.61%

City of Des Moines Council Position No. 4

  • Jeremy Nutting: 1684 52.14%
  • James Payne: 1533 47.46%
  • Write-in: 13 0.40%

City of Des Moines Council Position No. 5

  • Melissa Musser: 2655 98.74%
  • Write-in: 34 1.26%

City of Des Moines Council Position No. 7

  • Dave Kaplan: 2634 98.21%
  • Write-in: 48 1.79%

City of Des Moines Municipal Court Judge

  • Veronica Galvan: 2023 59.03%
  • David Gehrke: 1398 40.79%
  • Write-in: 6 0.18%

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Commissioner Position No. 3

  • Schell Ross: 2612 99.35%
  • Write-in: 17 0.65%

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Commissioner Position No. 4

  • Toni Overmyer: 2513 98.86%
  • Write-in: 29 1.14%

And finally, it appears a deceased man has won the Water District No. 54 Commissioner position, which likely means that election officials will have to filll the vacant seat:

King County Water District No. 54 Commissioner Position No. 2

  • John E. Rosentangle: 318 71.14%
  • Write-in: 129 28.86%


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