Incumbents prevail in uncontested, low-turnout local elections April 4

City elections drew a small crowd to the polls April 4.

Hillsboro had elections for two positions and Marion was voting on one city position.

In Hillsboro?s first ward, Wendell Dirks was re-elected to the city council with 45 votes. In the second ward, Mike Padgett was re-elected to the council with 61 votes. Both were unopposed.

In Marion, voters were deciding who would serve as the city utility commissioner. Jim Crawford won the election with 242 votes over Jim Davis, who received 119 votes.

Of the registered voters, 6 percent voted in the Hillsboro first ward, 5 percent voted in the second ward and 24 percent went to the polls in Marion.

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