June 20, 2023
WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown voters elected two new members to the city council Tuesday night.
In Ward B, Kyle Peterson won a three-way race over former councilman Jason Redemske and incumbent Councilman Colin Paulsen. Peters finished with 361 votes. Redemske had 146. Paulsen was third with 105.
Peters is the son-in-law of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
In Ward E, Lynn Jurrens defeated Jason Buechler 276-207.
Both Peters and Jurrens will serve four-year terms.
In the Watertown School Board race, Roshal Rossman won a three-year term with 973 votes. Michelle Schutte was the runner up with 734 votes. Lona Simon was third with 172 votes.
KWAT News caught up with Councilman-elect Kyle Peters, and asked him for his his reaction when he found out he’d won.. His comments can be heard by clicking below: