Linda Morse hugs Carolyn Roberts

City commissioner Linda Morse, right, hugs Carolyn Roberts on Tuesday night at her watch party at the Blue Hills Room. Morse received the most votes in the Manhattan City Commission race.

Voters selected incumbent Linda Morse, Mark Hatesohl and Aaron Estabrook as the next three Manhattan city commissioners.

Morse received the most votes with 3,649 votes in the Manhattan City Commission race while Hatesohl trailed closely behind with 3,606. Estabrook received 2,906 votes. Morse and Hatesohl will receive four-year terms for finishing in the top two, and Estabrook will get a two-year term for his third-place finish.

Estabrook edged out Sarah Siders, pulling ahead by 130 votes. Siders received 2,776 votes. 

Kaleb James received 1,899 votes while Maureen Sheahan garnered 1,895.

Mary Renee Shirk had a total of 1,614 votes while Vincent Tracey received 1,059.

All election results are unofficial at this time.   

Sales tax initiative 

Voters did not pass the 0.3% sales tax initiative, aimed to fund the Manhattan levee, airport runway and city maintenance facility improvements, among others. 

On the ballot question, 55% or 4,187 people voted against the measure while 3,359 voted for it. 

The city will have to locate alternative ways to pay for these projects.

The city sales tax rate will remain at 8.95%. 

USD 383 candidates 

Voters elected Kristin Brighton, incumbents Darell Edie and Curt Herrman, and Brandy Santos to the USD 383 Board of Education for four-year terms. Brighton received the most votes with 5,783 while Herrman garnered 4,604. Edie trailed closely behind Herrman, receiving 4,319 votes. Santos received 3,742. 

Joseph Dasenbrock received 2,155 and was defeated by the other four individuals.

USD 378 bond

Voters approved the USD 378 bond issue, which will allow the district to implement $15 million in improvements at the high school and elementary school.

On the ballot question, 61.6% or 810 people voted for the bond issue while 505 voted against it.

These improvements include enhanced security software, roof repairs and additional classrooms, among other enhancements.