2021 Marion County Election final results

The ballots have been counted and the results are in for the 2021 Marion County Election results.

There were only a handful of races that had more than one person running for a position.

For Marion City Council, there were four candidates for two positions. The two positions were won by Zachary Collett with 263 votes and Chris Costello with 217. Darvin Markley had 168 and Katherine A. Young had 60 votes.

Peabody City Council had five candidates running for two positions. Catherine A. Weems came in first with 124 votes. Lindsay Hutchinson secured the second spot with 86 votes. Kim Nellans had 69 votes, Travis L. Wilson had 46 and Stephen Rose had 33.

The USD 408 school board had two candidates for Position 4. Steven Janzen won with 492 votes while Katherine A. Young had 93 votes. Position 5 also had two candidates, Jan Helmer and Clara Sprowls. Helmer had 322 and Sprowls had 268.

The USD 410 school board had three positions available with eight candidates. Scott N. Winter was the top vote-getter with 339 votes, Sara Wichert can in second with 327 and Jessey Hiebert in third with 278 votes.

Goessel City Council had three candidates for two positions. Evan Esau and Duane Adrian won. Esau had 64 votes while Adrian came in just under that with 58 votes. Cynthia Gaddis had 24 votes.

For the rest of the results, see our Facebook or go to the Marion County website.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3009, two contested races from the 2021 City/School General Election were randomly drawn this morning for a post-election hand-count audit. From each of those two races, one precinct was drawn. The races and precincts to be audited tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 4) at 10 a.m. are USD 410 School Board at Large: Precinct = Durham Park/Durham City and USD 408 School Board Position 5: Precinct = Clark. The audit will be held in the Commission chambers at the Marion County Courthouse and is open to the public.

These are all preliminary results until the Canvass is done on Friday, Nov. 12. Final results will be posted after that meeting.
Voting percentages and additional information will be in next week’s paper edition.
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