The Municipal Election of 2013 has come and gone as 1714 total ballots were cast in Linn County alone to determine a number of local boards, councils and tax issues. Results have also been figured in for Chariton and Sullivan Counties where local races in Linn County were affected. Please note that a full breakdown by Township will be exclusively appearing on the LCL's website and will not see print in the LCL at a later date. There were no County-wide issues in this election.
School Board Races
For the Linn County R-1 School Board race, Shannon Murrell had 216 votes, Steve Hardy had 174 and Dean Buswell had 134. This means that Murrell and Hardy will serve on the Board.
In the Bucklin R-2 School Board race, Darrel E. Johnson had 84 votes, Jeremy Molloy had 117, Carl E. Herington had 103 and Lori Hanson had 114. This means that Molloy and Hanson will serve.
For Brookfield R-3, Jim McIntyre had 477 votes, Daren Bodine had 114, and Mike Sattman had 440. Both McIntyre and Sattman will serve.
In the Meadville R-4 race, Ben Keller had 157 votes, John Schmitz had 192 and Lendy Donoho had 70. This means that Keller and Schmitz will serve.
For Marceline R-5, Steven Burns received 198 votes, Cindi Black Rodgers received 509, and Jody Toops received 423. Both Rodgers and Toops will retain their seats on the Board.
Looking at Meadville R-4's Proposition 2, the issue passed by a vote of 210-16. This bond issue, which was for improvements around the school, did not raise any taxes and extended existing debt.
Browning's Proposition 1, which sought a one percent tax increase for a new fire station, passed by a 45-8 measure.
Also in Browning, Proposition 2, which sought to take out $150,000 in insurance bonds for the construction of their new fire station, also passed by a 46-7 measure.
In Laclede, a proposition was on the ballot to move the Tax Collector office from an elected one to an appointed one. This measure failed by a vote of 27-54. A similar Proposition in Linneus also failed by a vote of 23-31. But, the same Proposition in Purdin passed by a vote of 11-7.
The continuation of the Marceline Sales Tax for use on streets and roads passed by a large margin, 287-75.
City Councils, Aldermen, Township Boards, Mayors
In the race for Marceline Road Commissioner, Larry Ervie won over Mark Chiolerio by a total of 285-86.
In the first of two Brookfield City Council races, this one is for a three-year term. Richard Techau received 241 votes, Lonnie Trentham received 216 and Ed Heckman received 190. This means that Techau and Trentham will serve the two terms available.
In the second Brookfield City Council race, this one for a two-year term, Martha Beach turned back challenger Todd Bourcard 303-54 to retain her appointed seat.
Page 2 of 2 - For Bucklin Alderman, George Simmons received 86 votes, Terry Epperly had 83, and Kim Harrison had 67. These results mean that Simmons and Epperly will serve.
For Laclede, Alderman Larry Smith received 25 votes, Corey Ludington had 42, Angela McCune had 25, and Lynn R. Clark had 58. This means that Ludington and Clark will serve.
For the Marceline City Council, Josh Shoemaker received 209 votes, Jeri Holt had 195, Jacob Gordon had 192, Michael Moudy had 156, Natalie Wellman had 147 and Derick K. Moudy had 103. These results mean that Shoemaker and Gordon retain their seats, and will be joined by a returning Holt.
For Meadville Mayor, Theresa Malone, defeated Aaron Brown 46-6, with 40 write-in votes. This means that Malone will serve.
For Clay Township Board, Jim Muck received 50 votes, Mark Botts had 38, and Jim Donoho had 17. This means that both Muck and Botts will serve.
Lawrence Allen Jr. was elected Browning Mayor with 52 votes. Natalie Coffman (48) and Dean Spencer (40) will both serve as Browning Alderman. Donald Noah will serve as Mayor of Bucklin with 98 votes.
James E. Anderson will serve as Mayor of Linneus after receiving 51 votes. Sharon Dowell will serve on the Linneus Council, North Ward member with 30 votes. No candidates filed in the South Ward, but there were three write-in votes.
Justin High will serve as Meadville Alderman East with 59 votes. Deborah Bennett will also serve as Meadville West Alderman with 17 votes.
Virginia Barrows will serve as Purdin Alderman after receiving 13 votes, but there were 11 write-ins in this race as well. Carol Smith will serve as Purdin Tax Collector after receiving 13 votes.
Please note that all of these returns are unofficial, and are yet to be verified with the Missouri Secretary of State's office as of the publication of this edition.