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Election results are in, Lawton Ward 7 goes to April runoff

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –Voters made their voices heard, and every vote counted.

Some of the races were decided by narrow margins, while others were closer to landslides.

The City of Lawton Ward 7 race will go to a runoff election on April 5 between V. Gay F. McGahee and Jesse Robert Cross. Neither one managed to capture the majority of the vote, but Cross narrowly squeezed out Sherene L. Williams, 181-180. At this point it’s unclear if a recount will be requested.

McGahee and Cross both encourage everyone to vote for the runoff election coming up.

"I am ready I will continue to do what I've been doing which is serve the people," said MCgahee. "I want the people to know that I really want to be your council person simply because I have a heart for the people, and I want to make a difference in this community."

"I hope that they come out at the next election and vote," said Cross. "Lawton is a great place to raise our family, a great place for kids to grow and learn. I'm just excited that I'm able to make a difference in building a better community."

Residents in Walters elected Bobby L. Nance to represent Ward 2. He beat out Rick Hatfield, 54-40.

Ryan has a new Clerk/Treasurer. Deborah Kae Reynolds received 82 percent of the vote over Jessica Taylor. Reynolds will finish out an unexpired term.

Voters in the Eldorado Public Schools district passed two bond issues, and voters in the Ryan Public School District passed their only bond proposal. The proposals were to raise revenue for building remodeling and construction in both school districts and transportation equipment in Eldorado.

All of the election results can be found below. In the event that three or more people ran for a single position and no one received a majority of the vote, their runoff election will be held April 5.


Propositions on the ballots:

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center

Proposition 1-
Shall Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, Oklahoma, continue the current annual levy approved in 2015 of two and one-half (2.5) mills upon the dollar of the assessed value of the taxable property within the District for the purpose of raising money for a building fund, as authorized by Section 10 or Article 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution, as amended, which may be used for purchasing, providing, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining any of the following: school buildings, furniture, computer systems and equipment, software for instructional and noninstructional purposes, energy and utility costs, telecommunications utilities and services, fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, security, student transportation, grounds maintenance including parking lots and sidewalks, instructional and maintenance equipment, or for one of more, or all, of these purposes with such authorization to be effective immediately?

Proposition 2-
Shall the levy of two and one-half (2.5) mills for the purpose of raising money for a building fund for Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, Oklahoma, which may be used or purchasing, providing, erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining any of the following: school buildings, furniture, computer systems and equipment, software for instructional and noninstructional purposes, energy and utility costs, telecommunications utilities and services, fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, security, student transportation, grounds maintenance including parking lots and sidewalks, instructional and maintenance equipment, or for one or more, or all, of these purposes s authorized by Article X, Section 10(A) of the Oklahoma Constitution, be made permanent in order to save the annual election expenses which would be incurred when no Board member election is held, and e made each fiscal year thereafter until such time as a majority of the electors of Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, District No. 20, Carter County, pursuant to lawful procedure, rescind the permanency of the levy?

Eldorado Public Schools

Proposition 1-
Shall Independent School District Number 25 of Jackson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within ten (10) years from their date?

Proposition 2-
Shall Independent School District Number 25 of Jackson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing transportation equipment and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?

Ryan Public Schools

Proposition 1-

Shall Independent School District Number 1 of Jefferson County, Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in such District sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest not to exceed the rate of ten (10%) percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due serially within five (5) years from their date?

Results:

Municipalities

City of Lawton

Council Member Ward 7
V. Gay F. McGahee -238 (38%)
Jesse Robert Cross – 181 (29%)
Sherene L. Williams -180 (28%)
Sheila S. Olsen -34 (5%)

City of Walters

Council Member Ward 2
Bobby L. Nance -54 (57%)
Rick Hatfield -40 (43%)

Town of Ryan

Town Clerk/Treasurer (unexpired term)
Deborah Kae Reynolds – 119 (81%)
Jessica Taylor -27 (19%)

School District Votes

Big Pasture Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Ben Frieling -109 (79%)
Eddie Kuykendall -29 (21%)

Cache Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Nolan Watson -244 (57%)
Landon Cochrane -148 (34%)
Fabian L. Turner -37 (9%)

Cement Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Belinda Chandler -38 (36%)
Shelly Mink -28 (26%)
Michael Ladymon -25 (24%)
Jessica Glass -15 (14%)

Central High Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Cooper P. McCarley -111 (62%)
Rick Carl -68 (38%)

Comanche Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Amy Shelby -213 (69%)
Jason Whaley -96 (31%)

Duncan Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Christopher Schreckengost -727 (79%)
Jan Preece Gaddis -188 (21%)

Eldorado Public Schools

Proposition No. 1
Yes -78 (72%)
No -30 (28%)

Proposition No. 2
Yes -82 (75%)
No -28 (25%)

Fletcher Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Herman Dutton -73 (51%)
Chad Funkhouser -48 (34%)
Troy L. Meek -12 (8%)
Bonnie Lemon -9 (6%)

Indiahoma Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Scott Tanner -118 (84%)
John B. McClung -20 (14%)
Linda Climer -2 (1%)

Lawton Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Carla Clodfelter -150 (69%)
Donna Ronio -67 (31%)

Mangum Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Danny Avery -184 (59%)
Marsha Griswold -128 (41%)

Mountain View-Gotebo Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Josh Candelaria -147 (60%)
Joe Hancock -97 (40%)

Ryan Public Schools

Proposition No. 1
Yes -152 (75%)
No -51 (25%)

Snyder Public Schools

School Board Office No. 6
James Schneider -92 (51%)
Brandon Hale -88 (49%)

Southern Oklahoma Tech Center

Proposition No. 1
Yes -1,593 (54%)
No -1,340 (46%)

Proposition No. 2
No -1,572 (54%)
Yes -1,360 (46%)

Sterling Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Nathan Merritt -93 (69%)
David Spriggs -42 (31%)

Waurika Public Schools

School Board Office No. 1
Sherry Waid -139 (72%)
Susan Stout Howard -55 (28%)

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