HOLT — Voters in Clay and Clinton counties elected political newcomers Alec Assel and Matt Schaeffer to represent them on Holt’s Board of Aldermen Tuesday, April 2.

In Clay County, Assel won 35, or nearly 45 percent, of the 78 votes cast while Schaeffer won 29 votes, roughly 37 percent. Incumbent Leon Clifford captured 14 votes, nearly 18 percent, of those cast in Clay County.

In Clinton County, of the 7 votes cast, five went to Assel while Schaeffer claimed two.

The two candidates will take seats on the at-large board, each serving a two-year term.

“I want to thank the community for all their support and for electing me to make a change,” Assel said.

As of press time Schaeffer could not be reached for comment.

Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com or 903-6001.

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