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Daily Radiogram

Monday, May 6, 2018

Monday, May 07, 2018 08:00 - 17:00
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Volume 33, No. 84 Monday, May 7, 2018
Election Results: The city of Liberty had four candidates vying for three seats Saturday in at-large voting. Incumbents David Arnold and Paul Glazener got 221 and 271 votes respectively. Challenger Courtney Daniel received 116 with newcomer J. L. “Chipper” Smith leading all voting with 351. Unofficially, the winners in at-large voting are Chipper Smith, David Arnold and Paul Glazener. The city of Liberty also asked voters to approve seven proposed amendments to the city’s Home Rule Charter. Unofficially, all seven passed. There was only one contested race for Dayton City Council. Wendall Null received 273 votes and Russell Payne 96. So, unofficially, Wendall Null wins election to Position #1. The City of Dayton also held a tax rollback election asking voters to approve lowering the city’s ad valorem property tax rate from the current adopted rate of 67 cents per $100 of assessed property value down to the rollback rate of 65.5 cents per $100. Unofficially, the tax rollback passes with 311 votes in favor of the rollback and 84 against it. In the single contested race for Position #7 on the Dayton ISD Board, incumbent Kerri Bartee won reelection with 374 votes to challenger Mark Richter’s 153. In the city of Ames, incumbent Position #2 council member Janet Scott-Carrier won with 27 votes to challenger Emmitt Albro’s 5. There were also three candidates for two at-large positions on the Water Control and Improvement District #5. Skeet Raggio was reelected with 315 votes. New candidate David Papillion earned 147 votes and, unofficially, a place on the WCID #5 board. Incumbent Walt Patterson was not reelected with 140 votes. As for the Hardin school board race for Position 2, Angie Amyx is the unofficial winner with 234 votes. Milton Fregia had 161 and Jamie Blume received 12 votes. There was also a single contested position on the Hull Daisetta school board. Incumbent Kelley Berry won reelection with 153 votes compared to Nina Johnson’s 107. Turning to the Devers ISD trustee election for two at-large positions, Gradee Davis and Matthew Horlica won spots with 52 and 40 votes, respectively. Zack Zbranek had 23. In the City of Daisetta, unofficial vote totals were not available at the time of this report, but reliable sources tell us that Eric Thaxton was elected mayor and Quinn Godwin won reelection to Daisetta City Council. The Liberty and Cleveland school districts as well as the cities of Hardin, Cleveland and Devers were all able to cancel their elections due to a lack of contested races.
*Lake Release: 1,250 CFS – Liberty Bridge 7.77 ASL*


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