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Several winners in local election races

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm

(Story includes correction from paper on Benton Trustee election…)
There were several contested races on Election Day held Tuesday, April 4 in Audrain County. In the City of Vandalia, Teresa Wenzel defeated incumbent Bob Dunn to win the Ward I race, 45-31. In Ward III, Debbie Hopke defeated Kathryn Peery, 97-51. Dempsey Dixon won his unopposed Ward II race.
In Laddonia, Monte Hanson defeated Eric Craft, 69-55, to become the town’s new mayor.
Glenn Jensen (56) and Francis Hunn (55) won the two aldermen seats. Stephanie Cook (39) was third, Michael Platt (35) was fourth, and there were 35 write-in votes.
As for the Community R-VI School Board race, Bonnie Wilson (178), Linda Gastler (161), and Greg Fort (155) won. Joel Hays (67) was fourth.
Carolyn Ball (56) and James Day Jr (36) won the two City of Farber aldermen seats as Dwayne Hull (17) was third.
Kendall Scott (54) won the unopposed mayoral race.
The Mexico School Proposition was voted down, 1,010-960. In the Mexico Councilman race, Ayanna Shivers (1,067) and Steve Nichols (1,012) won a seat. Thomas Fiedler II (324) was third.
As for the Mexico 59 School Board, Kelli Teel (1,467), Brian Rowe (1,255), and Dustin Pascoe (1,224) won a seat. Nathan Birt (770) and Thomas Fielder II (441) failed in their bids.
The Common No. 1 Special Road District Question passed 266-154. As for Benton Trustee, Joel Hays and Jody Todd won their seats. Pat Arens won his unopposed Martinsburg mayor race.
In the Middletown Community Fire Protection District, Aaron Winters (18) and Terry Pritchett (17) won. Eric Peterson was third at 16 votes.
In Ralls County, Shane McClelland was elected mayor with 85 votes, beating Anthony Kamrowski (29) and Kenneth O’Malley (21). Aaron Jackson beat Sharon Lake 43-23 in the Center Ward II race. Jason Brown beat Kaylyn Evans 18-17 in the Center Ward I race. The Perry Question showed 48-Yes to 41-No.
Jill Palmer beat Richard Adai, 328-96 in the Ralls 911 Board Members West District race.

 

 

Election Results as they came in on Election Night

Update: 8:59 p.m.
Ralls County UnofficialResults
In Ralls County, Shane McClelland was elected mayor with 85 votes, beating Anthony Kamrowski (29) and Kenneth O’Malley (21). Aaron Jackson beat Sharon Lake 43-23 in the Center Ward II race. Jason Brown beat Kaylyn Evans 18-17 in the Center Ward I race. The Perry Question showed 48-Yes to 41-No.

Jill Palmer beat Richard Adai, 328-96 in the Ralls 911 Board Members West District race.

Update: 8:39 p.m.
In the Middletown Community Fire Protection District, Aaron Winters (18) and Terry Pritchett (17) won. Eric Peterson was third at 16 votes.

Audrain County Results April 4 2017

Update: 8:35 p.m.
The Common No. 1 Special Road District Question passed 266-154. As for Benton Trustee, Joel Hays beat Jody Todd, 5-4. Pat Arens won his unopposed Martinsburg mayor race.

Update: 8:14 p.m.
In the Mexico 59 School Board race, Kelli Teel (1,467), Brian Rowe (1,225), and Dustin Pasco (1,224) win the three seats up for election. Nathan Birt (770) and Thomas Fiedler II (441) round out the field.

Update: 8:13 p.m.

In Farber:
Kendall Scott is the new mayor.
Carolyn Ball (56) and James E. Day, Jr. (36) win the alderman race. Dwayne Hull was third at 17 votes.

Update: 8:09 p.m.

In Laddonia:
Monte Hanson is the new mayor, beating Eric Craft, 69-55.
As for Aldermen, Glenn Jensen (56) and Francis Hunn (55) win the two seats. Stephanie Cook (39) and Michael Platt (35) were the final two with reported votes while there were also 35 write-in votes.

Update: 8:05 p.m.
In the Community R-VI School Board race, Bonnie Wilson (178), Linda Gastler (161), and Greg Fort (155) win the three seats. Joel Hays was fourth at 67 votes.

Update 8:01 p.m.

Unofficial Vandalia results:
Ward I: Teresa Wenzel (45) wins the race over incumbent Robert Dunn (31).
Ward II: Dempsey Dixon (17) wins unopposed race.
Ward III: Debbie Hopke (97) wins the race over Kathryn Peery (51).

As of 7:55 p.m., lone unofficial results show the Proposition for Mexico Kids failing by a vote total of 1,010-No, 960-Yes.

In the City of Mexico Councilman race, unofficial results show Ayanna Shivers (1,067) and Steve Nichols (1,012) as the big winners. Thomas Fielder, II came in third with just 324 votes.