Dawes County election results
All the votes in Dawes County have been tabulated and there will be 2 new members on the Chadron City Council beginning in December.
In the race for a trio of 4-year terms, the winners are challenger Mark Graves with 927, followed by incumbent George Klein at 831 and Shane Shepherd, another non-incumbent, with 766.
Incumbent Cheryl Welch came close but couldn’t catch Shepherd, finishing with 731. Rounding out the field were newcomer Jason Dye at 549, and incumbent and current Mayor Mark Werner with 543. The order 1-6 is exactly the same as in the primary.
Miles Bannan is the only candidate on the ballot for a 2-year term on the council and won with 1,063. There were 125 write-ins in the race.
Both incumbents for the Crawford City Council were also defeated. Joining the council will be Shane Norman with 314 and APril Grant with 265. Incumbents Ronnie Thompson and Ed Kuhnel received 94 and 72 votes, respectively.
Mayor Connie Shell, who withstood a recall campaign, failed in her reelection bid, losing to Tom Phillips 214-175,
The 3 incumbent members of the Chadron School Board with expiring terms all won reelection. Tom Menke drew 1,354 with Sandy Montague-Roes getting 1,324 and
Tye Pourier at 1,173.
Courtney Terrell also topped the thousand vote mark, but was 31 votes shy of catching Pourier with 1,042. Rounding out the field were Colby McCoy with 829, and Kevin Oleksy with 513.
The two Crawford school board incumbents were winners but the top vote-getter was a newcomer. Erin Norman tallied 526, followed by J-R Wasserburger with 435 and Joe Vogel with 432. Trailing was Christine Kuhnel Swanson with 240.
In Fall River County, 6 of the 9 precincts have been counted so far and an initiated measure to ban uranium mining in the county has a slight lead with 866 YES or 51% to 829 or 41%.