Wagner wins mayor’s race; Plumberg, Farmer gain council seats
With all of the vote counted, Ken Wagner won the race for Baldwin City mayor with 422 votes, followed by George McCrary with 231 and incumbent Gary Walbridge with 124. The city council race finals are: Bonnie Plumberg, 359; Tom Farmer, 265; Chris Nichols, 258; Russ Gill, 242; and Ric Gere, 206.
"Well, I'm happy, obviously," said Wagner. "I knew it was going to be a close election, but I think it's a very decisive win. I think that a lot of the electorate wanted to see change."
Wagner, who has served on the city council for six years, garnered 54.3 percent of the vote, to McCrary's 29.7 and Walbridge's 16. Plumberg had 27 percent of the council votes, Farmer 19.9, Nichols 19.4, Gill 18.2 and Gere 15.5.
The numbers for incumbent Baldwin School Board members are Ande Parks, 677, Ruth Barkley, 676, and Bill Busby, 687. The trio ran unopposed, but write-in votes were cast.
The Signal will have more on these races as it becomes available.