Parham will return as Corydon mayor
By Willa Clark
Nov 15, 2011, 10:35
Corydon voters gave a nod of confidence to the current mayor and council in the Nov. 8 election.
Incumbent mayor Rod Parham will return, as he received 131 votes. Dennis Moorman received 32 votes for mayor and Ryan Pyner, 22.
Incumbent council member Clint Carpenter received 169 votes for the unexpired term and uncumbent Eric Jaeckel received 168 votes. Kenny Homes, who agreed to serve if elected by write-in votes, received 72 votes. Only 185, or 19.4 percent, of Corydon’s 955 registered voters turned out for this election.
In Allerton, the polls drew in 11.9 percent of the voters, who unanimously re-elected their mayor, Doug Downs, with 34 votes.
For Allerton’s council, Ben Anderson, Heather Hackney and Jake Feed each received 31 votes. There was a scattering of six write-in votes.
Twelve of Clio’s 58 registered voters, or 20.1 percent, turned out to elect Linda Whited with 11 votes and Jared Dodson with seven write-in votes.
In Humeston, Lester LaVern Tueth will take the mayor’s seat at the council table, with 42 votes. A scattering of write-in candidates received 16 votes.
Incumbents David Gunzenhauser and Don Richard will return to the council table, with 51 and 48 votes respectively. Former mayor Russell Wright topped the voting for council member, with 58 votes. Robert Jensen received 48 votes and there was a scattering of seven write-in votes for council. Humeston saw 19.3 percent, or 67, of 348 registered voters at the polls.
Three were elected to Lineville’s city council, with Cherlyn Hullinger and Chris Kirsch each received 16 votes and Craig Wik receiving six write-in votes. There was a scattering of seven write-in votes. Eighteen of Lineville’s 156 registered voters turned out.
Millerton takes the Wayne County record for the lowest percentage, and number, of registered voters who turned out at the polls. Election judges in Millerton served only one voter, just five percent of the town's 20 registered voters. Jim Fetters received one vote for mayor and Ashley Carpenter received a vote for council member.
Brenda DeVore was elected mayor in Promise City, with 13 of the13 votes cast. Three were elected to the Promise City council, Leonard Jondle and Jean Richards with 13 votes each and Ella Recoy with 10. Promise City has 74 registered voters.
Seymour’s voters turned out at the highest percentage in the county, with 31.6 percent of the 440 registered voters having their say at the polls.
Anthony Boggs, with 85 votes, and Marilyn Boggs, with 60, will fill the chairs at the council table. Roberta Weeks came in close with 58 votes, Larry McCann had 27, Lisa Banks Carter, 26, Allen Johnson, 17, and there was a scattering of three write-in votes.
These numbers were taken to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors after press time Monday for certification. It was also not certain at press time if every person who was elected by write-in had accepted the position to which they were elected.
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