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November 5, 2013

Hatch elected Mayor, Allspach-Kline ousts Kemp

Knoxville — According to unofficial election results, Brian Hatch has defeated incumbent Don Zoutte in Knoxville's mayoral election and Dawn Allspach-Kline was elected to the city council, defeating incumbent Elsie Kemp. 

"I look forward to working with everyone," Hatch said after learning of the results. The County Auditor's report indicates that Hatch received 785 to Zoutte's 501. Zoutte was also at the courthouse and immediately congraulated Hatch when the results were revealed. He said he hopes Hatch will keep up the good work that has begun in Knoxville, and that Zoutte has run in his last city election. 

Hatch thanked Zoutte for the work he has done and his years of service. Zoutte has served as mayor for two terms. Hatch hopes Zoutte will continue to stay active within the community. 

Allspach-Kline received 583 votes to claim one of the city council seats up for election. Incumbent Dave Roozeboom was the top vote-getter with 601 and will serve another term. 

Allpsach-Kline said she is excited about the outcome. She is hopeful for the future of Knoxville, its businesses and the community overall. Both Allspach-Kline and Hatch were relieved that the campaign is over. 

Elsie Kemp received 550 votes, 33 fewer than Allspach-Kline. She made a brief appearance at the courthouse, but we were unable to catch up with her for a comment. Kemp has served two terms on the council. 

Mike Roberts received 395 votes and was also at the courthouse. Roberts said he and his campaign had done all that they could. He intends to remain active in Knoxville and supportive of the community, and he wishes the winners the best of luck. 

Candidate Mike Groenendyk received 197 votes and Will Gingerich received 108. There were 1,292 ballots cast in the City of Knoxville's election, of 5,421 eligible voters, which means there was 23.8 percent participation. 

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