Archive for Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Holland victorious in 10th district election

November 7, 2006

Democratic Rep. Tom Holland far-outpaced his Republican opponent in Douglas County to win a third term representing the 10th Kansas House District.

He was unsuccessfully challenged by Franklin County commissioner Roy Dunn, a Republican.

The district includes 16 precincts in southern Douglas and Franklin counties. Holland, a Baldwin resident, received 4,320 votes or just over 61 percent of those cast. Dunn got 36 percent or 2,524 votes. Libertarian Robert Garrard got 192 votes.

Voter turnout was heavy in Baldwin City today, with standing room only and lines at all three city polling places at times. That trend continued at 5 p.m.

At the Baldwin City Fire Department, 466 voters had cast ballots by around 6:30 p.m., which is way above normal, said Danny McMillen, poll worker. At the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, 449 votes had been cast as of 5 p.m., also well above average, poll workers said.

At the American Legion Hall, booths were full, people were voting at tables and there was a line all the way to the front door with people waiting their turn this morning. It had slowed after noon but picked up again around 5 p.m. Poll workers there reported that 600 voters had cast ballots as of 6:30 p.m.

The Signal will update voter turnout throughout the day and results will be available on-line tonight as soon as they are available. Polls close at 7 p.m.

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