Butler County Times Gazette
  • Fagg chosen by voters to be El Dorado's next mayor

  • Mike Fagg will serve as El Dorado's next mayor.

    The official results were announced Monday morning during the Butler County Commission meeting.
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  • Mike Fagg will serve as El Dorado's next mayor.
    The official results were announced Monday morning during the Butler County Commission meeting.
    While the election was nearly a week ago, a clear winner of this race was not known, with only eight votes separating Fagg and his opponent, John Grange.
    The question about the winner was in the more than 52 provisional ballots and ballots that did not go through the voting machine that still had to be counted by hand.
    After counting those ballots and canvassing the rest of the votes, the County Commission announced Fagg ended up with 992 votes, while Grange had 981 votes.
    "I would like to thank all the candidates that ran for local public offices," Fagg said. "I'm sure the community appreciates the candidates caring enough for their community to put their name on the ballot. I'm excited and appreciate the opportunity to be a public servant for my hometown. We have many challenges and opportunities as we look ahead. Our community will be moving forward with all of us working together."
    Around the county, the counting of the provisional ballots led to one change in the election results. In Cassoday, Gregory Ball ended up winning mayor with 25 votes to Don Rommelfanger's 17 votes.
    Other results included:
    Scott Henning and Ross Schoneboom were elected to the Benton City Council.
    Bret Calvin was elected as mayor of Latham and Connie Beals, Bret Calvin and Odes Thomison were elected to the City Council.
    In Leon, Shelly Martin, Charles Genter, Jr., and Jodie Laidler were elected to the City Council.
    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.
    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 and Trent Clark were 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; and Patrick Hannon, Lisa Henson and Jed Morse were elected to Flinthills USD 492.
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