BALLINGER– The City of Ballinger, City of Winters, Ballinger Independent School District, Winters Independent School District, and City of Miles held local elections last Tuesday, November 6 in conjunction with the General Election for Federal, State and District Offices.
In Ballinger, and according to unofficial results Single Member District No. 4 candidate Eloyed Fuentes received the majority of votes casted over Bob McDaniel. Fuentes received 155 (62.8 percent) votes by 92 (37.2 percent) for McDaniel.
All election results will become official once they are declared official by the governing body holding each election.
In the Ballinger Independent School District election for Single Member District No. 5 Jodi Busenlehner received the majority of the votes. Busenlehner got 110 votes (58.8 percent) by 77 (41.2 percent) for Steve Kelley.
In the City of Winters an election was held to allow the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages off-premises only, and for the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.
Voters decided to make the city go “wet” by a wide margin. Voters in favor to pass Proposition 1, for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages off-premises only casted 502 votes (77.1 percent) while those against the proposition were 149 (22.9 percent).
Proposition 2 was also passed by a wide margin. Voting in favor of the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only were 505 (77.2 percent) while against the proposition were 149 votes casted (22.8 percent).
In the Winters Independent School District Board of Trustees election challenger for the Single Member District No. 3 Dan Killough received 195 votes (64.8 percent) while incumbent Danny Martinez got 106 (35.2 percent).
In the City of Miles City Council election incumbent candidates running at large received the majority of the votes casted. Larry Gilbert got 156 (29.2 percent); Tony Dillon 150 (28 percent), Jane Jeschke 131 (24.5 percent) and challenger Terry Penkert got 98 votes (18.3 percent).
County uncontested candidates declared elected were County Attorney – Ken Slimp, Sheriff – Bill Baird, Tax Assessor-Collector – Robin Burgess, County Commissioner Precint No. 1 – Bobby Moore, County Commissioner Precint No. 3 – Sam Scott, Constable Precint No. 1 Wayne Pohels, and Constable Precint No. 2 – Archie Jobe.