The Village of Omaha in Gallatin County had a highly contested trustee race in the recent Consolidated elections, with nine candidates all vying for just three seats. Jon Davis and Brent Wood both retained possession of their spots with 42 votes each, while newcomer Brooke Rider nabbed a position with 45 votes, essentially ousting Beverly Loderbach who had been on the board.
The April Consolidated elections left White County not much changed, as the incumbent candidates for School Districts 3 and 5 kept their seats. Low voter turnout exposed a lack of interest in some areas. Most candidates for local offices ran unopposed, which didn’t motivate voters.
Grayville had a contested mayor’s race with Andy Brock losing to Travis Thompson with 57.28% of the vote. Enfield’s village board incumbent candidates all kept their seats.
Notably, the Phillipstown trustee board had two candidates running for two seats. One candidate got one vote (presumably her own), while the other candidate, Kerri Whitely, received no votes. That board will have to make an appointment to fill the vacant seat.
The Village of Burnt Prairie had two candidates running, while three seats were vacant. They too may have to make an appointment.
Turn out was low, no doubt driven by lack of competition in most races. Overall county voter participation was calculated to be at 6.14%.
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