Voters will have the choice of John Grange or Mike Fagg in the general election to be the next mayor of El Dorado. Grange received 646 votes for 42.36 percent of the vote, while Fagg received 541 votes, giving him 35.48 percent of the vote in the primary election Tuesday.
Fagg is expecting to have a busy next 30 days leading up to the general election.
“I would say first of all, I want to thank the community for getting out in the bad weather to exercise their right to vote and I truly appreciate the support shown for me,” Fagg said. “I ask the community not to hesitate to call me in the evenings or weekends at home at 321-1690.”
Fagg will be spending this time until the general election hosting his listening tour.
“I would be happy to attend any civic or church group meetings as part of the listening tour,” he said. “I think we need to listen to the people and what they would like us to do or any questions they have.”
Fagg pointed out he has no financial support from any special interest group, saying his campaign is built on a caring heart.
“I will work hard if given the opportunity to lead this community for the next two years,” he said.
For the other two candidates, David Chapin received 289 votes or 18.95 percent of the votes and Jeff Masters received 49 votes for 3.21 percent of votes cast in the primary election.
The results are unofficial until the votes have been canvassed.
Grange was unavailable for comment before press time, for more on his comments see the story online at www.eldoradotimes.com or read them in Saturday’s Times.