In a year of high voter turnout, the races in Albertville received increased attention among city residents.
Two Albertville City Council positions were up for election this year, with four candidates vying for seats. Incumbents Walter Hudson and Rob Olson were joined on the ballot by newcomers Rebecca Halling and Andrew John.
Voters went with one of the newcomers, as Halling pulled out a victory over Hudson and John. Rob Olson retained his seat as the second leading vote-getter in the community.
Halling said, “I am so proud of our small town. I appreciate the opportunity I’ve already been given to serve our residents as a member of the Planning Commission, and I look forward to…becoming your next council person.”
In a post to his campaign Facebook page, Rob Olson said, “I am so honored and grateful that you have chosen me to continue to represent you over the next 4 years!”
Current Albertville mayor Jillian Hendrickson, running unopposed, earned her fourth consecutive term in the city’s mayoral position. She shared on her Facebook page, “I love this community. This next year will be a great celebration, as Albertville celebrates its centennial. I look forward to working with our newly elected team come January.”
The unofficial results via the City of Albertville are:
Jillian Hendrickson – 2,195
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Rebecca Halling – 1,290
Rob Olson – 1,282
Walter Hudson – 838
Andrew John – 484