City election results announced

The Osage County election office counted ballots until about 10 p.m. Tuesday and announced unofficial results of city elections across Osage County.

Osage County Clerk Rhonda Beets said a large number of write-in votes in various races slowed the counting process, but otherwise the election was problem free. About 2,647 voters cast ballots, representing about 25 percent of the county’s 10,658 registered voters.

For city of Olivet mayor and council positions, all votes cast were write-ins, with ballot counting to be completed Wednesday.

In an election for Frontier Extension District board, only two candidates filed for Osage County’s board seats; both were elected: Gary Thompson, Quenemo, earned 1,787 votes, and Peggy Tucker,  Overbrook, had 1,195 votes.

Unofficial results are as follows, with winners in bold:

City of Burlingame

Mayor
Ray Hovestadt -104
Mike Dorr (write-in) -122 
Other write-in – 9

Council Members (2)
Rose A. Parker – 101
Christopher L. Moon – 137
Jim Nelson – 91
Michelle E. Mullinix – 110
Write-in – 4

City of Lyndon

Mayor
Kay Jones (write-in) – 55
Write-in – 39

Council Members (3)
Douglas L. Watson – 127
Chris R. Cole – 156
Darby Kneisler – 135
Wayne Howard – 114
Write-in – 25

City of Melvern

Mayor
Joyce A. Lacey – 51
Write-in – 1

Council Members (2)
Mike Volkman – 49
Sean P. Criqui – 33
Robert Bradley – 22
Write-in – 3

City of Osage City

Mayor
Quintin J. Robert – 324
Steve Haller – 136
Write-in – 5

Council Members
Ward 1
Denise Lauber – 70 tie
Rebecca Davis – 11
Ricky L. Martin – 70 tie
Write-in – 1

Ward 2
Robert J. Rowe – 42
Michael J. Handly – 40

Ward 3
Edwin C. Mueller – 78
Write-in – 1

Ward 4
Rebecca A. “Becky” Brewer – 84
Frances N. Burkett – 50
Write-in – 2

City of Overbrook

Mayor
Donald J. Schultz – 234
Write-in – 7

Council Members (2)
Carol Ann Baughman – 177
Jon A. Brady – 202
Write-in – 2

City of Quenemo

Council Members (3)
Stephen M. Casteel – 20
Michael Burgess – 9
Adam Anderson – 18
Chris Boggs (write-in) – 11
Harold Bechtle (write-in) – 7
Other write-in – 28

City of Scranton

Mayor
Robert T. Sims – 126
Write-in – 11

Council Members (2)
Gary M. Burkdoll – 90
Jack Mayfield – 56
Ray E. Lester – 47
Jennifer L. Burkdoll – 89

City of Carbondale

City Council (3)
Sheryl Lister – 53
Lee Curtis – 56
George Reed – 29
John Ryan – 56
(All write-in candidates)

Frontier Extension District

Peggy Tucker – Overbrook – 1,195
Gary Thompson – Quenemo – 1,787

Revised 7:49 p.m., April 3, 2013, to correct winners of Frontier Extension District board seats.

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