WEST BURLINGTON — The Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees will remain the same for at least the next four years.
Incumbents Lanny Hillyard and Jeff Heland have been re-elected to their seats representing districts 2 and 3. Running uncontested for his seat, Heland had 352 votes. There were eight write-ins.
Heland looks forward to his next term on the board. While he finds the service to be rewarding and likes that the board is non-partisan, he said it's really all about the students.
"I'd just like to thank the people that voted for me," I'm looking forward to four more years on the board," Heland said. "I also would like to thank my opponent."
Unofficial results showed Hillyard's 864 votes in Des Moines, Louisa, Lee and Van Buren counties beat out challenger Myra Breugger's 409.
Bruegger, a former SCC student, past faculty member and past administrator, said she felt the citizens of her district deserved a choice when it came to voting for their representation, which is why she decided to run.
Hillyard, who has served 19 years on the board, said he is ready to continue efforts to increase enrollment and promote the school.
Voters also approved the 6-cent instructional equipment levy, which voters first passed in 2008.
The levy provides SCC about $224,000 each year for technology related to teaching.
"This will let us continue to modernize," Heland said, adding it will allow the college to continue to meet the long-term demands of industrial technology job sectors and other career fields.
The levy has an impact of $3.34 per year for the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000.