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Salem City Council Candidates Win Re-Election; Two Centralia City Councilman Appear Headed to Victory

April 5, 2017

Final Marion County election results are still not available, as judges in Centralia precinct 14 that votes at Trinity Lutheran School have been unable to get their totals to tally correctly. County Clerk Steve Fox has asked the judges to bring their voting equipment back to the courthouse to try and get the issue resolved. Once the final precinct is added, absentee and early voting results still need to be added to the totals. We’ll have final results as soon as they are available.

The two Salem City Council members were successful in their re-election bids on Tuesday. With early votes still to be added, Timothy Hudspeth was the top vote-getter with 522 votes. Incumbent Sue Morgan finished with 405 votes. Not winnings a seat were Rita Boudet-Black with 386 votes and Melanie Purcell Johnson with 362 votes.

In Centralia, the two incumbents appear headed to victory with one Marion County precinct not reporting and with total unofficial results from Clinton County. Howard Jones is the leading vote getter with 523 votes and Andre Marshall has 484 votes. The two candidates apparently not winning a seat were Joshua Qualls who currently has 357 votes and Jason Hunter who has 349 votes.

There were contested races for village board president and mayor in several cities. Terry Johnston is the apparent victor in Central City, with 103 votes to 58 votes before early votes are added to the numbers.

In Kell, Phillip Sherwin is the apparent winner in a three-way race. Before early voting numbers are added, Sherwin has 25 votes.

In Odin, long time incumbent Mayor Mick Kelly has apparently been beaten by Dave Daniels. The tallies without early voting results are 194 for Daniels and 116 for Kelly.

In Kinmundy, incumbent Jane Middleton beat Wayne Howard 125 to 76 votes before early voting tallies are added.

In Wamac, incumbent Mayor Jackie Butch Mathus won a three-way race for mayor. Prior to early voting numbers in Marion County, Mathus was leading with 81 votes. Dale Burton had 38 votes. Donna Dodson had 6 votes.

Odin residents have voted to allow liquor sales. The vote was 167 against continuing the prohibition and 140 wanting the prohibition to continue.

With the one precinct not reporting, the one percent sales tax to benefit school infrastructure appears headed to failure with 2,849 against and 2,520 for.

Watch for more results and the county election computer results when the final numbers are tabulated.

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