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Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted not to run for re-election, will preside over the first meeting. Crespin, as the new mayor, will preside over the second and more lengthy meeting.

His new position leaves a vacancy in Ward 1 on the city council. Anne-Marie Crampton was unopposed in her election bid to continue to represent Ward 1. Beverly Haggard’s loss will leave a vacancy in Ward Three. There was no challenger to her vacant seat and that leaves a second council seat which has to be filled. The council will advertise for any qualified citizen to submit a letter of interest for consideration for the two wards.

The only other local election contest was between incumbent Ron Peterson and Shannon O’Bryan for Lamar School District RE-2 Director for District D. O’Bryan won with a vote of 1,133 for a four-year term on the board while Peterson had 1,071 had votes.

There was a three-way race for two board seats in Holly for the District RE-3 Board of Education. Neil Fletcher and Craig Schwab were voted in for four-year terms with 307 and 241 votes respectively. The third candidate was David Crossland who had 214 votes.

There were two state measures in the election. Proposition CC asked, without raising taxes,  to have the state keep and use revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019. The funds would be used for schools, roads, bridges and public transit. The Prowers County vote was 2,315 against and 970 in favor.  The state vote, with 58 of 64 counties reporting showed CC was defeated 749,905 to 610,536.

The other measure, Proposition DD, asked to raise funds for water projects through a tax on sports betting and sports proceeds as well as persons licensed to conduct sports betting operations. The Prowers County vote was 2,215 against and 815 in favor.  This measure passed with 684,739 in favor of raising taxes and 671,598 opposed.

Prowers County Ballot Question 1A asked if the county, without raising taxes, should have the ability to provide services for   telecommunications that were restricted by a statute. The vote was passed with 1,682 in favor and 1,148 opposed.

Thanks again to the Prowers County Election Officials whose dedication enables our citizens to cast their ballots.  These numbers are unofficial at this time, until the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder has cured the tallies.

by Russ Baldwin

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