Butler County Times Gazette
  • Fagg leads by eight votes for mayor; Locke wins commission seat

  • El Dorado's next mayor will not be known for sure until Monday morning.
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  • El Dorado's next mayor will not be known for sure until Monday morning.
    Only eight votes separated the race between Mike Fagg and John Grange, with Fagg receiving 50.21 percent of the votes or 968 votes. Grange received 960 votes, which was 49.79 percent.
    According to the Butler County Clerk's office there were some provisional ballots, as well as some write-ins they are currently working to count, although they could not say if any were for the El Dorado elections or not. The office said they will not have the results of those additional votes until the canvassing on Monday morning at the Butler County Commission meeting.
    Other races were decided for sure during the election, including El Dorado City Commission Position 1, which Chase Locke won with 1,220 votes or 65.8 percent over Shane Krause, who received 634 votes or 34.2 percent.
    In addition, Nick Badwey was re-elected, running unopposed in the race.
    For USD 490, the top three candidates were Bernie Spradling with 1,246 votes, Vicki Coash with 1,031 votes and newcomer Scott Starkey with 1,026 votes. Leon Leachman was not re-elected to the board, receiving 991 votes.
    For the Butler Community College Board of Trustees, Tom McKibban, Jim Wilson and James Howell were all elected to their seats. They all ran unopposed.
    In other elections around the county:
    Scott Henning and Ross Schoneboom were elected to the Benton City Council.
    Donald Rommelfanger was elected as mayor of Cassoday and James Vaught and Lequita Nelson were elected to the Cassoday City Council.
    Clinton Clark was elected as mayor of Elbing and Cheri Busenitz and Jim VanDyke were elected to the City Council.
    Bret Calvin was elected as mayor of Latham and Connie Beals and Odes Thomison were elected to the City Council.
    In Leon, Shelly Martin and Jodie Laidler were elected to the City Council.
    In Potwin, Marilyn Brown, Adam Johnson and Jim Howell were elected to the City Council.
    Jennifer Shaults was elected as mayor of Towanda and Kenneth Guthrie and Tony Sabala were elected to the City Council.
    In Whitewater, Patrick Ryan was elected mayor and Dan Ravenscraft was elected to the City Council.
    In the school district boards of education: Kenny Sowers, Kirk Emmons, Stacy Simon and Brett Jurging were elected to Bluestem USD 205; Tom Sommers, Bret Mosiman and Jayne Carey were elected to Remington USD 206; Janet Varner, Jason Patty and Anita Mills were elected to Circle USD 375; Patrick Hannon, Lisa Henson and Jed Morse were elected to Flinthills USD 492; and Roland Turner, Jr., Clint Gulick and Brian Mongeau were elected to Eureka USD 389.

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