Of the 860 total votes cast, Johnson received 355, and Creel 264. Incumbent Kirk Sampson, seeking his third term on the Board, received 240 votes.
In the only other contested School Board election in Cherokee County, the River Valley District, which is based in Woodbury County (Correctionville), elected incumbent Lyle Paulsen to an at-large seat.
For River Valley's vacant District 4 Director, John Anfinson had served as interim and did not seek re-election to fill the one year remaining on that term. With not all precincts reporting at press time, Don McCrea led that write-in effort with 16 votes, followed by Ånfinson with nine, Alan Todd six, and Pam Briese four.
In the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Aurelia Districts in Cherokee County, the candidates were unopposed.
For the at-large seats in Aurelia, Bradley Rohwer and Dan Winterhof each received 49 votes.
The votes totals are unofficial until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors and, for River Valley, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.