Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mock, Weege, Starkey win positions on Baldwin City Council

April 5, 2011, 8:07 p.m.

Updated: April 6, 2011, 1:37 a.m.

Four candidates ran to fill three positions in the Baldwin City Council race Tuesday. Jason Mock received the most votes in all three city precincts with a total of 354, good for 31 percent of the total votes. Coy Weege came in second with nearly 27 percent of the vote, 307 in all. Shane Starky nabbed the last council seat by edging out Kenneth Hayes by just two votes, 241-239.

In the City Council race’s three precincts, voter turnout was 14.6 percent at Baldwin Elementary School, which has the most registered voters with 1,500. Nineteen percent of the 1,240 voters registered at Baldwin City Fire Station turned out, along with 19.7 percent of voters at the Baldwin City American Legion, where 1,368 voters are registered.

Results remain unofficial until certified by Douglas County commissioners, who meet at 9 a.m. Monday to review vote totals and consider 107 provisional ballots.

You can check the results at the Baldwin City Council election page.

Comments

Peabody 3 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations to all the candidates on a good and civil campaign season. Your willingness to speak out for what you believe is best for the Baldwin City community is worthy of recognition. Thanks for stepping up.

Best of luck to the new members of the city council in addressing the challenges ahead. We hope that sound judgment and rational thought guide you in future decisions.

Tony Brown

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uapinochet 3 years, 3 months ago

Whatever you do, do not celebrate Starkey as a win. Provisional ballots may be counted on Friday. Hayes only needs three provisional votes cast for him to be officially elected by the electorate. What a close race that one is ....

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