Following Tuesday’s municipal election two candidates are currently tied for a council seat.
Paula Cunningham, a write-in candidate, tied with incumbent Tom Anderson, Jr. for a council position. According to Mayor Sam Anderson, who was re-elected to his third term following the election, challenge votes will be counted, which should break the tie.
The challenge votes will be counted Friday evening, and once the tie is solved the town will set a special meeting to canvass the election, Anderson said.
Additional election results saw incumbent Susan Kensler returning to her council seat. DeeDee Dudding, Lois Dudding and Tim Green also were elected to council. Current recorder Cheryl Oldaker defeated Kenny Greene and was re-elected as well.
Anderson was re-elected mayor over candidates Robert Crouse, Daniel Rardin and write-in candidate Tom Anderson, Sr. Anderson said he was happy to be re-elected and looks forward to continuing to serve the town, by continuing to try for projects, such as water and sewer. In addition, he said he would like to improve the police department.
In Mason, Jerry Tucker, who ran unopposed, received 58 votes to be elected mayor. Incumbent Marty Yeager received 49 votes to be elected council, while Ralph Ross was elected with 47 votes. Councilwoman Sarah Stover, who ran as a write-in candidate, received 25 votes.
According to current Mayor Mindy Kearns, since three council members were elected they will be able to have a quorum, and the council members can appoint two additional council members and a recorder.
There will be a special meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 15 to canvass the election.
Mayor Bruce Riffle, who was appointed mayor after the former mayor resigned, was elected as mayor of Leon. Riffle said that he was happy to serve as mayor and looks forward to continuing work with the town.
“I want to continue with the projects we have going on, and seek to improve the situation in the town. I look forward to doing the best job I can,” he said.
Incumbents Terri Rymer, Crystal Cash and Greg Barker were re-elected to their council seats. Councilman Adam Null, who was appointed to fill a vacant council position earlier this year, also was elected to council. According to Riffle, council members will need to appoint someone to fill the remaining council position.
Renae Riffle, who currently serves as the town’s events coordinator, was elected recorder. There will be a special meeting 7 p.m. June 15 to canvass the election.