Council vote sets game of musical chairs in action


There was little intrigue in the New Prague City elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, with four candidates running for four positions. 


Incumbent Mayor Chuck Nickolay was unopposed and received 2,851 votes. He will begin another two-year term in January. 


Maggie Bass and Rik Seiler were the only two candidates running for four-year terms on the council. Bass, who was appointed to the council last year, received 2,400 votes. Seiler received 1,869. 


Bruce Wolf won a special election to complete the final two years of a term. He received 2,687 votes. 


The election results will set off an unusual game of musical chairs. Wolf will immediately replace Bass on the council, as Bass was serving the unexpired term of Jenna Tuma. Wolf was elected to finish out the remainder of that term. Bass will rejoin the council in January, along with Seiler, and they will serve four-year terms, through 2022. They will replace Dr. Dave Bruzek and Kay Wilcox. Wilcox is serving the final months of a term vacated by Amy Jirik when she resigned this summer. 


Shawn Ryan is the remaining holdover on the council. His term, and that of Wolf, will run through 2020.



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