LAWTON, Okla._The ballots are and the winners have been decided for a variety of bond proposals and newly elected officials.
Duncan Ward 2 Council Member Mike Nelson won the vote with 1,339 votes coming out to 46% of the vote. Duncan's ½ cent sales tax proposition for road repairs and to search for alternative water sources has also passed with 2,107 "yes" votes and 71%.
Both of Lawton Public Schools bond proposals passed with a large majority. The two propositions will allow the school district to invest in building repairs, new technology and school buses. The propositions passed 4,509 "yes" votes, 90%, and 4,471 "yes" votes, 89%, respectively.
Walters new council member will be Roberta Ellis after receiving 138 votes which comes to 58% of the vote. Waurika's Commissioner Number 4 will be Doug Gunter after receiving 95 votes which comes to 71%. Waurika's proposition to update the terms of serving on the city council also passed with 96 "yes" votes or 81%.
A full break down of the April 1 results can be found below.
Anadarko Public Schools Prop. 1
Yes- 366 votes 67%
No- 180 votes 33%
City of Duncan Prop. 1
Yes- 2,107 votes 71%
No- 865 votes 29%
City of Duncan Ward 2 Council Member
Mike Nelson- 1,339 votes 46%
Bill Schneekloth- 607 votes 21%
Christopher Schreckengost- 953 votes 33%
City of Walters Council Member at Large
Roberta Ellis- 138 votes 58%
F. J. Lashley- 101 votes 42%
City of Waurika Commissioner No. 4
Charles Andrew Root- 39 votes 29%
Doug Gunter- 95 votes 71%
City of Waurika Prop. 1
Yes- 96 votes 81%
No- 22 votes 19%
Granite Public Schools Prop. 1
Yes- 211 votes 90%
No- 24 votes 10%
Granite Public Schools Prop. 2
Yes- 209 votes 88%
No- 28 votes 12%
Lawton Public Schools Prop. 1
Yes- 4,509 votes 90%
No- 515 votes 10%
Lawton Public Schools Prop.2
Yes- 4,471 votes 89%
No- 578 votes 11%
The third person wanted after escaping from the Lincoln County Jail two weeks ago, is now back in police custody. The Lincoln County Sheriff says Sonny Baker was arrested in Shawnee by US Marshals. He was the third suspect wanted after escaping from jail on March 16th. The other two suspects were both caught on March 22nd.
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