Hopper, Hamm, and Smydra elected to village board

ONTONAGON — The village saw three seats up for election and the seat for village president, Tuesday.

Incumbent Village President Ken Waldrop ran unopposed and received 483 votes by the end of the night.

On the council, incumbent candidates Tony Smydra and John Hamm received 369 and 421 votes respectively.

Newcomers Robert Schulz and Sarah Hopper received 225 and 372 votes.

With four candidates and three seats Hopper, Hamm and Smydra took home the positions.

Hamm was pleased with the outcome and looks forward to working with the council again to finish the work they started with the addition of Hopper.

“I’m glad the people of Ontonagon decided I was good enough to hold the position,” he said.

Schulz expressed his disappointment at the loss but says he will continue to volunteer in the community outside of the elected office and urges those elected to do the same.

“If you’re going to be a public servant just do it and get involved,” Schulz said.

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