Pulaski County Election Update at 10:15 PM

Pulaski County voters on Tuesday, turned down the county’s use tax proposal. Only two precinctS slimly passed the proposal–Waynesville and Dixon. Some precincts voted against the use tax proposal by as much as a 3-to-1 margin.
Voters in the Waynesville School District approved Proposition Two, which increases the district’s tax levy to $3.05 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation. School district leaders say this will ensure that the Waynesville School District maintains its eligibility to receive more than 8-million federal dollars annually in B2 Heavily Impacted Aid revenue.
The Dixon half-cent sales tax proposal passed by a comfortable margin. It imposes a sales tax for the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the Dixon Ambulance District.
The Waynesville race for mayor resulted in the election of Sean Wilson to a full four-year term of office over opponent Steve Lynch. In the contested Ward one councilman’s race, Rob Rice easily got the win over two opponents.
In St. Robert, Ward one alderman, Glen Askeland, has a 3-vote lead over Chales V. Slider, Junior.
In Dixon, voters had to write names in for Wards One and Two city alderman. Trevor Warner was unopposed for Ward Three alderman.
In Richland, Jason Williams and Jason Goldsmith were seeking election as Ward One city alderman. Williams got the win with over 60 percent of the votes cast in that race. Mark Howlett was unopposed in Ward Two; and in Ward 3, Dillon Zeigenbein was the big winner.
In Crocker, Christi Leaverton was unopposed for city alderwoman in Ward One. There were 5 people running for election as Ward Two alderman. Denise York was the winner there.
Voters also selected school board members in all six districts in Pulaski County.
There were four candidates in the Crocker School District–Brittany Fry, Joseph “Joey” Mendez, Joseph Ament, and Jennifer Burney. The winners there are dependent on the tabulation of a large number of write-in ballots.
In the contest for membership on the Waynesville R-6 school board, the two winners were Janel Rowell and Mike Keeling.
There were only two incumbents who filed without opposition in Dixon, Laquey, and Swedeborg, and their names were not on Tuesday’s ballots. And so, Matthew Ford and Justin Thompson were elected in Dixon, Chris Hendrix and Curtis Hendrix in Laquey, and Chuck Warren and Tommy Frank in Swedeborg.