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Write-in results received for several area races

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

The write-in results for area election races have been released but some seats still do not have someone occupying the vacant positions.
In the Van-Far Ambulance District No. 6 Director race, Larry Wheeler received four votes while six others received just one vote.
While on the surface Wheeler would appear to be the winner, it is reported that his address is located outside of District 6, which would rule him ineligible to fill the seat. The same goes for votes cast for Richard Jones, Alan Winders, Carolyn Bagley, Kevin Motley, and Leon Dempsey.
Renee Davis received one write-in vote and is the only candidate who can accept the nomination if he chooses to do so. Davis is currently the incumbent in District 6 but did not previously file for re-election.
In the Ward II race in Laddonia, the County Clerk’s office reported Chris Miller receiving five write-in votes. Both Ben Oligschlaeger and Shawn Kraft each received one write-in vote. City of Laddonia officials have yet to confirm as of press time who has officially filled the vacant seat.
In Rush Hill, Connie Rutherford, Lewis Nihiser, and Larry LaRue were each written in. All three currently serve as trustees but did not previously re-file. Helen LaRue received two votes but she is already on the board.
Other results
In the race for Mayor of Curryville, Walter Haddock beat Randy Dalton 34-13. In the Bowling Green School Board race, Louise Hunter was voted in as well as Scott Smith, who beat Tim Gamm by just one vote. Dennis Bair beat Roberta Orf 87-67 to win the Ward II Bowling Green race while Kenda Flynn won the Ward III race with 58-percent of the vote.
Winning uncontested races in Curryville were Collector Dorothy Chilson, West Ward’s Herschel Talley and Darlene Sutton, South Ward Connie McGlasson, and East Ward Jeanie Barton.
Ralls County results included Dennis McMillen winning the Mayor race in Center 79-33 over George Mitts.
In New London, Marvin Miller won the Mayor race 111-86 over Kenneth O’Malley.
In Perry, Dustin Wasson won the Mayor race 221-22 over Bill Arnold.
The Ralls County Ambulance Tax Levy also passed with 70-percent of the vote.