Several competitive election races were decided on Tuesday, April 2 after area voters went to the polls.
In Audrain County for the City of VandaliaWard II (write-in) race, Edna Wheeler won with 15 votes. Dempsey Dixon was second (3) and Clarice Cannon was third (1).
As for Ward III, incumbent Debbie Hopke defeated Linda Wilson 89-59. Teresa Wenzel won her unopposed race in Ward I.
In the Vandalia Special Road District Commissioner race, Terry Newland won with 277 votes to 101 votes for J.C. Davis.
In regard to the Van-Far School Board, Bryan Evans (342) and Stacia Wilson (284) won the two seats. Board President Dana Keller came in third (232).
In the City of Farber, James E. Day Jr. had 37 votes and Mike Atkinson had 19 write-in votes as both won alderman seats.Kendall Scott won the uncontested race for mayor.
As for the City of Laddonia, the City of Laddonia’s question passed 61-38.
As for the City of Laddonia alderman race, Glenn Jensen won with 72 votes. Kevin Charlton was second (62) and Monte Hanson was third (41).
Josh Deimeke, the former mayor, won the uncontested mayoral race.
In regards to the Community R-VI School Board, Daniel Schafer (188) and Rhonda Curtis (167) won the two seats up for election. Wayne Glasgow came in third (126). This includes the 10 votes coming in from Montgomery County.
When it comes to Prop A for the Community R-VI School District, the measure passed 223-39 in Audrain County.
In Mexico, voters passed the City of Mexico ballot item by a vote of 555-214 .Christopher Williams beat Joshua Price 574-157 in the councilman race.
As for the Mexico 59 School Board, Heather DeMint (510) and Nicole Nelson (357) each won seats on the board, holding off six other challengers on the ballot.
As for the write-in race for Audrain Ambulance Sub-District 3, Kim Huemann won with two votes. Nine other candidates had one vote.
There were no write-in candidates for the two open Village of Rush Hill trustee seats up for election.