April 6 Election Results

Tuesday’s municipal elections were marked by low voter turnout. Only 5.77% of registered voters in Howell County came out to cast votes in the various municipal and county-wide questions put before them. The numbers reported below are sourced from the Howell County Clerk’s office. 
Howell County Question
Countywide, 1,533 votes were counted on the question of whether to continue the existing one-half percent sales tax for the purpose of maintaining the roads and bridges. 
The measure passed with 80.10% of voters agreeing to continue the tax. 
Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School Board Members
A three-way race for two available seats ended with a final count of 214 votes for Bev Denton, 209 votes for Jen Foster, and 188 votes for Bill Altermatt. Denton and Foster will take their seats at the upcoming School Board meeting. 
City of Willow Springs
All four municipal positions were uncontested in the City of Willow Springs. 
Unopposed incumbent mayor Brooke Fair received 50 votes and 2 opposing write-in votes. 
Unopposed incumbent city marshall Bryan Hogan received 47 votes and 4 opposing write-in votes. 
Unopposed incumbent aldermen Phil Knott and Danny Bradley received 29 and 21 votes of confidence, respectively. 
City of West Plains
Incumbent city councilor Mike Topliff won his seat again over challenger Donald McClellan by 62.46% of the votes. A total of 610 voters turned out to vote in this contest. 
Unopposed candidate Linda Bunch was elected with 100% of the nine votes cast.

Howell County News

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