MASON COUNTY — The town of Mason will have a new mayor following Tuesday’s election.
Jerry Tucker defeated both Larry Daniel and Bob Smith with a final tally of 82 votes. Daniel received 47 votes and Smith received 20 votes.
Six candidates were running five council seats in the Mason. The top five vote in the results were as follows, Marty Yeager, 112; Robert Wing, 86; Shelley Mayes Allensworth, 85; Ralph Ross, 50; and Emily Henry, 35. Stella O’Bryan received 34 votes.
Julie Mitchell — who had withdrawn as a candidate, therefore could not earn a council seat — received 78 votes.
Incumbent recorder Deann Russell received 137 votes. She was unopposed.
One provisional ballot remains to be certified, meaning the fifth council position may change.
According to Deann Russell, Mason Recorder, officials will meet on June 17 to add the provisional ballots, and will meet on the evening of June 19 to certify the vote totals.
In Hartford, all races were unopposed. Vote results are not available at this time.
On the ballot were incumbents, Mayor Sam Anderson, Recorder Cheryl Oldaker, and council members LeeAnn Zirkle and David Burris.
Also on the ballot for council seats were Patty Neil, Johnny Oldaker, and Brian Cundiff.
Candidates elected in both municipalities will take office on July 1, 2013, and will serve a two-year term.
In Hartford, regular council meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.
In Mason, regular council meetings are also held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Mason Election Results
Mayor: Jerry Tucker 82, Larry Daniel 47, Bob Smith 20.
Recorder: Deann Russell (incumbent) 137.
Council (5): Marty Yeager (incumbent) 112, Robert Wing 86, Shelley Allensworth 85, Ralph Ross 50, Emily Henry 35, Stella O’Bryan 34, Julie Mitchell (withdrawn prior to election) 78.