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Archive for Thursday, March 4, 1999

EUDORA VOTERS DENY CITY INCUMBENT ANOTHER TERM

March 4, 1999

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An incumbent on the Eudora City Council lost his chance for re-election on Tuesday night, while all four school board incumbents survived the primary election.

City Councilman Allen Morriss, who received 104 votes, failed to make the cut to advance to the general election.

The six city candidates who did advance were J. Willene Blackburn, who received 217 votes; Tom Pyle, 217 votes; Dan Gregg, 207; Bill Folks, 187; Robin Ross, 128; and William "Bill" Gadberry, 127.

Candidate Arthur Payne received 20 votes.

The top three vote-earners in the April 6 general election will be elected to the council.

In the Eudora school board race, the field was narrowed to eight candidates for the general election. Incumbents are denoted with an (I) after their names; advancers and their vote totals were: Kenneth Massey (I), 328; Joseph Pyle, 264; Brenda Clark (I), 261; Gregory Neis (I), 256; Mark Chrislip (I), 244; Peter Bock, 220; Lori Whitten, 206; and Suzanne Vananne, 128.

Keith Turnbaugh, who did not advance, had 96 votes.

The top four vote-earners on April 6 will be elected to the school board.

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