New faces are joining the Pleasantville School Board and City Council following Tuesday’s newly combined city and school elections.

Incumber school board member Mark Core was re-elected for a second term, receiving 305 votes. He is joined by new members Carol Beier, receiving 423 votes, and Michelle Greene, receiving 407 votes.

Incumbent board member Josh Cook did not win his bid for re-election. Cook received 298 votes.

There were four write-in votes in the school board election.

Three new faces will join the Pleasantville City Council. Kyle Patterson, Kody Jurgens and Carol Allen were elected, according to the unofficial results. Patterson received 203 votes, the most of any candidate. He was closely followed by Allen, who received 199 votes, while Jurgens received 175 votes.

Jason Bingham was also running for the city council as a write-in candidate. There were 158 write-in votes.

Former council member Steve Marsh will serve as Pleasantville’s new mayor. Marsh ran uncontested and received 281 votes. There were 18 write-in votes.

Results from election night are considered unofficial until audited and approved, although totals typically stay the same or nearly the same.

Emma Skahill can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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