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Holland voters to decide new mayor

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- It is the first time Holland voters get to choose a mayor since former Mayor Kurt Dykstra stepped down in July. Since then, Mayor Bob Vandevusse, who was appointed by the city council, has taken over as mayor.

Vandevusse is facing off against Nancy De Boer, who is a city council member and the first woman to be running for the mayor of Holland.

The clerk's office tells WZZM 13 there's been a steady flow of voters throughout the day on Tuesday.

WZZM 13 spoke to a few of voters who had high praise for former Mayor Kurt Dykstra. They say they hope whoever replaces him can do just as a good a job.

"Kurt Dykstra has done a fabulous job and unfortunately we're going to miss him, but (I'm) really happy about the candidates we have now and I think moving forward we're going to do a great job," says voter Matt Ryzenga.

"It's going to be tough to duplicate what Dykstra did or even before him, so I'm just looking forward to seeing if we can continue with the growth," says voter, Mike Nagelkirk.

"I think Holland has a very good future, I have no concerns at all, says voter, Carolyn Russell.

Also on Tuesday, the Holland clerk's office says there was at least one case of candidate signs being placed at a polling location in the city, which violates election laws. Other than that, the clerk's office says the voting process has been moving smoothly throughout the day.