2009-05-14 / Front Page

Incumbents Re-Elected for City and School Positions

Last Saturday, on Mother's Day weekend, voters in the city and school elections sent four incumbents back to their offices and one newcomer to the City Council.

Re-elected to serve as City Council members were Tim Brown and Greg Langehennig, receiving 72 and 68 votes, respectively. Tony Tavary barely defeated Cindy Herklotz with 57 to her 49 votes. Tavary has not served on the Council in the past. Mary Sue Knipstein did not seek another term on the council.

This year's voter turnout for the city election, at 117, was substantially less than last year's turnout of 171. There are more than 620 registered voters in the City.

City Election Judge Ronnie Bryan said, "With this turnout, it cost the City $300 per vote to use the electronic voting machines in this election. Since we need the voting machines, we need higher voter turnout."

Re-elected to serve on the Lexington Independent School Board of Trustees were Phillip Brown and Joe Green. Brown received 211 votes and Green received 179. Ricky Washington and Kristin Smith were defeated in the race, receiving 126 and 77 votes, respectively. There were 31 people who cast their votes during the early election period and 328 people who voted on Saturday, for a total of 359 people who voted in the School Board Election this year. That is up 90 votes from last year's election and there are approximately 3300 registered voters in the school district.

Victor Yurk was the Election Judge for the school elections.

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