|Lincoln election judge Suzanne Hultz turns in ballots to Amy Standlee|
Voters in Crane passed a $2 million no bond issue to build a new school gymnasium on Tuesday (04-08-14.) The vote was 356 for and 206 against.
Tena "Vaught" Reel held on to her Ward 1 alderman seat. Jessica White did not seek reelection. Ward 2 alderman Kyle Bentley ran unopposed.
Those elected to three open school board seats in Crane were Robert "Tim" Thomas, William "Billy" Hayes, Bobby Lee Conrad.
In Hurley, Steve Seaton ran unopposed for mayor and Savannah Young ran unopposed for Ward 2 alderman. Those winning school board seats in Hurley were Jamey Wilson, Katrina Flood and Tracie Ward-Blakely. Voters in Hurley also approved a $1 million no bond increase "for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition of school facilities currently leased by the District."
Galena remains without a mayor as no one filed for that seat. David Stewart defeated John Coones for the Ward 1 seat--and John Arrington ran unopposed for one of the Ward 2 seats. No one has expressed interest in the other Ward 2 seat. Mechelle Lebow, Rick Farley and Theron Caldwell will now represent Galena residents on the school board.
Longtime Reeds Spring mayor Paul Lear announced late last year that he would not seek another term. Kevin Hayward defeated former Reeds Spring police officer Chris Lackey for the mayoral position. William "Bill" Bott defeated Montez Jenkins for one of the Ward 1 seats. Robert Scott Chamberlin Jr. is ran unopposed for the other. Tim Supernor won one of the Ward 2 seats and T. Gordon Weathers claimed the other.
Voters in Reeds Spring passed a sales tax of one half of one percent earmarked for "transportation purposes." A no bond increase asking voters to approve $16 million dollars for the construction of a new middle school was overwhelmingly passed by voters.
In Branson West, Mike Brown defeated Joseph Ayres for the Ward 1 seat while Michael Stepehnson beat Don Eby for one of the Ward 2 seats. Bill Merrit Sr. ran unopposed for the other.
Bob Fritz had no competition for mayor in Kimberling City. Lowell Mielk defeated Jason Sheilke for the Ward 1 seat. Michele Stump handily defeated Ryan Breit for the Ward 2 seat.
In Blue Eye J. D. Settles won a trustee seat by one vote.
It was also a one vote race in the Village of McCord Bend where Cynthia Brunken defeated Melissa Turner.