Incumbents hold seats in most Northern Hills municipal elections

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Northern Hills residents headed to the polls Tuesday to decide several municipal elections in the cities of Deadwood, Lead and Whitewood.

In Deadwood, incumbent David Ruth Jr. and Charlie Struble were elected to the city commission. Ruth Jr. earned 29 percent of the vote (158 votes), while Struble received 27 percent (146 votes).

Struble narrowly defeated Bob Nelson Sr., who had 127 votes.

Dave Vardiman and Colin Greenfield won in the Lead City Commission race. Vardiman, an incumbent, had 43 percent of the votes Tuesday. Greenfield topped incumbent Denise Parker by nearly 100 votes, 237 to 139.

Don Mack was also elected to a one-year term on the Lead City Commission. Mack had no challenger in that race.

Incumbent Jerry Davidson defeated Dale O’Dea to retain his position as Ward III Alderman in Whitewood. Davidson defeated O’Dea by 20 votes, 50 to 30.

Randy Wiege and Monica Shear will join Davidson to the Whitewood City Commission. Wiege (Ward I) and Shear (Ward II) ran unopposed in their respective races.

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