Archive for Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Anderson leads in mayoral race after advance votes counted

Randy Johnson ahead in tight three-way USD 232 Position 4 race

Margaret Johnston sets up Louise Keegan at a voting machine Tuesday at De Soto VFW Post 6654 as Tim Karnitz votes in the background. Election workers reported a good turnout throughout the morning the city's lone polling place with about 40 people voting per hour.

Margaret Johnston sets up Louise Keegan at a voting machine Tuesday at De Soto VFW Post 6654 as Tim Karnitz votes in the background. Election workers reported a good turnout throughout the morning the city's lone polling place with about 40 people voting per hour.

April 7, 2009

Incumbent Dave Anderson took an early lead over Randy Johnson with the release of advance voting in the contest for De Soto mayor. The results released at 7:30 p.m., showed Anderson with 59 votes to Johnson’s 51.

Ronnie McDaniel was the early leader in the six-man race for two De Soto City Council positions with 53 votes. Advance voting results in the race were: Bob Garrett, 39; Rick Walker, 33; Doug Pickert, 32; Kevin Honomichl, 17; and John Krudwig, 16. The top-two finishers will be sworn in to the city council April 16.

Randy Johnson collected the most advanced votes in a three-way race for USD 232 Position 4 race with 164. He was followed b Roger Templin with 145 and Margaret Johnson with 132.

In the USD Position 5 race, incumbent Janine Gracy outpolled Kevin Straub 269 to 163 in advance voting, and with 213 votes incumbent Larry Meyer led challengers Tammy Thomas (170) and Tim Needham (41) in Position 6.

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