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2010-05-14 / Front Page

Mayor Willrich Re-Elected for 8th Term

Tied City Council Race Means Runoff Election Required

Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. regained his position as the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Lexington last Saturday, garnering 116 votes to Chester Thomas’ 86 votes.

The Lexington City Council race, where three candidates contended for two positions, is going to be decided in a runoff election. While incumbent William Langehennig was re-elected to his seat with a 26-vote lead, incumbent Lori Barnikow will face challenger Sam Scoggins in the runoff election, the date of which has not yet been decided. Barnikow and Scoggins each received 97 votes to Langehennig’s 123.

A total of 202 votes were cast in this year’s City election, which was heavier than the last Mayoral election held in 2008.

In the LISD Board of Trustees election, also held last Saturday, incumbent Alan Turner held on to his seat with 402 votes. Russell Iselt will take over the seat that was occupied by Kimberly Oppermann, who moved out of the district and did not run for reelection. Iselt received 389 votes, securing his spot on the board. JC Washington was the third candidate running for one of the two seats that were open.

Total voter turnout for the School Board elections this year was 473. This was a much larger turnout than the school board election held in 2008, which had 269 votes.

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