Turnout low for April 7 local vote

Kevin-Suderman.jpg

Tuesday?s Marion County local elections saw incumbents fall to challengers in more than one community?but voter apathy was the predominant theme.

?Election turnout was very low,? said Carol Maggard, county clerk, with only 16 percent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Kevin-Suderman.jpg

K. Suderman

BobWatson324.jpg

Watson

Marion County had 6,938 eligible voters with 1,126 voting April 7 in 11 polling locations.

In the city council race in Hillsboro, Kevin Suderman defeated incumbent Shane Marler, 108-45, for a seat from the East Ward while West Ward incumbent Bob Watson defeated challenger Dan Suderman, 80-45.

Delores Dalke was elected to a 14th term as mayor in an uncontested race that generated 19 write-in votes.

In Florence, Mayor Gregory Winn lost his bid for re-election to challenger Mary L. Shipman, 48-42.

Following are the rest of the results of city and school board elections prior to the canvassing of ballots by the Board of County Commissioners Monday. An asterisk (*) indicates the winners.

 

BURNS Mayor

* Mark Brunhoeber, 35

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

BURNS CITY COUNCIL (2 seats)

* Daryl P. ?Fritzie? Hatfield, 33

* Les Loucks, 25

(Write-in votes, 8)

 

DURHAM Mayor

* Michael Sorenson, 16

 

DURHAM city COUNCIL (5 seats)

* Verlin Sommerfeld, 17

* Gary Unruh, 18

* Tom Harmon, 18

(Write-in votes, 31)

 

FLORENCE CITY COUNCIL, 1st Ward

* Randy Mills, 27

(Write-in votes, 3)

 

FLORENCE CITY COUNCIL, 2nd Ward

* Edwin H. Robinson Sr., 50

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

GOESSEL Mayor

* Peggy Jay, 83

(Write-in votes, 10)

 

Goessel City Council (2 seats)

* Larry D. Schmidt, 51

Jerry Stika, 9

Dallas Boese, 47

* Larry C. Lindeman, 77

(Write-ins: 1)

 

LEHIGH MAYOR

(Write-in votes: 5)

 

LEHIGH CITY COUNCIL, (5 seats)

(Write-in votes: 23)

 

LINCOLNVILLE Mayor

(Write-in votes, 42)

 

lincolnville CITY council (2 seats)

(Write-in votes, 56)

 

LOST SPRINGS MAYOR

(Write-in votes, 21)

 

LOST SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL (5 seats)

* Connie Jenkins, 18

* Jospeh A. Zinn, 12

* Tish Keesling, 21

(Write-in votes, 73)

 

Peabody City Council (2 seats)

* Tom Schmidt, 138

Leslie Lafoy, 61

* Janice Woodruff, 112

(Write-in votes, 5)

 

Ramona Mayor

* Patricia M. Wick, 25

Brendan D. Bailey, 11

(Write-in votes 1)

 

Ramona City Council (5 seats)

* Kathy A. Matkins, 26

* Byron Noeth, 23

* Billy E. Alcorn, 28

James Thompson, 14

Nathan A. Bailey, 8

* Jeanette ?Jeannie? Lea Goza, 29

Jayme Brunner, 15

* Arthur E. Stroda, 32

(Write-in votes, 3)

 

tampa city council (3 seats)

* Wilbert E. Backhus, 18

* Paul H. Backhus, 15

(Write-in votes, 18)

 

USD 397 CENTRE – Pos. 5

* Brent Methvin, 48

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

USD 397 CENTRE – Pos. 6

* Jeff D. Bina, 16

 

USD 398 Peabody-Burns – Pos. 2

* Terril L. Eberhard, 225

(Write-in votes, 8)

 

USD 398 Peabody-Burns – Position 4

* Barry Peter, 218

(Write-in votes, 7)

 

USD 398 Peabody-Burns – Position 6

* William J. Spangler, 128

Rhonda Loucks, 125

(Write-in votes, 5)

 

USD 408 Marion-Florence – Pos. 4

* Keith Collett, 188

(Write-in votes, 2)

 

USD 408 Marion-Florence – Pos. 5

* Jan Helmer, 179

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

USD 408 Marion-Florence – Pos. 6

* Lyle K. Leppke, 153

Gary Alleven, 61

 

USD 410 Hillsboro – Pos. 4

(Write-in votes, 8)

 

USD 410 Hillsboro – Pos. 6

* Eddie Weber, 120

(Write-in votes, 2)

 

USD 411 Goessel – Pos. 4

* Lynette Duerksen, 167

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

USD 411 Goessel – Pos. 5

Paula Flaming, 75

* Kelly Booten, 92

(Write-in votes, 1)

 

USD 411 Goessel – Pos. 6

* James B. Wiens, 163

(Write-in votes, 2)

 

 

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Hillsboro Sweeps Lyons on Friday
The Hillsboro basketball teams came back from nearly a two-week break to...
Read More