Elections

Unofficial results for the April 2, 2013 election in Clark and Lewis Counties in northeast Missouri.

The men running to be Hamilton’s next mayor bring similar views and experiences to the race.

HAMILTON SCHOOLS

Even with seven people running for six seats on the Hamilton School Board, the field for the April 9 election came up a little short.

The reason is that Nick Capaldo is the lone candidate for two seats representing residents living outside of Montebello Township.

The lack of a second candidate means the Hamilton School Board will have to appoint someone after the election.

Meanwhile, there are four open seats inside Montebello Township.

Field Set for Warsaw City Races

Jan 8, 2013

The April 9 Election will bring some new faces to city government in Warsaw.

Three people have filed the paperwork required to be mayor.

Ward 3 Alderman Alan Leffler
Perry Cameron
Tiffany Murphy.

The winner will replace Gary Treatch, who chose not to seek another term in office.

Meanwhile, there are three seats up for grabs on the Warsaw City Council.

In Ward 1, incumbent Truman Phillips will face Joshua Smith.

Second Try for Van Buren County Tax

Dec 17, 2012

Residents of rural Van Buren County voted down a proposal, last month, to make a one-cent local option sales and services tax permanent.

The tax, which was implemented in 2003, is scheduled to sunset on June 30, 2013.

Voters will have another crack at the proposal as the presentation of a petition with more than 440 signatures has prompted to Van Buren County Board of Supervisors to schedule a special election for March 5, 2013.

No 3rd Term for Hamilton Mayor

Nov 22, 2012

Hamilton Mayor Steve Woodruff will not be seeking a third term in office.

78% Turnout in Lee County

Nov 16, 2012

Lee County finalized the results for the November 6th election this week and Auditor-Elect Denise Fraise says the 78% turnout was the highest Lee County has seen in the last quarter century.

The panelists discuss news coverage of the results of the 2012 presidential election.

Much of the discussion centers around Republican consultant and Fox commentator Karl Rove’s insistence on election night that Fox was jumping the gun by declaring President Barack Obama had won Ohio and thus earned enough electoral votes to be re-elected.

The panelists credit Fox for sticking with its projections – which proved to be correct. Ultimately reporting won out over partisan spin.

Late Results in Lee County

Nov 8, 2012

High turnout in several Lee County precincts led to a much longer night for election workers.

Election Results 2012

Nov 6, 2012

Winners and referendum decisions in each race are signified by bold face type.

West Central Illinois Election Results:

Larry Kruse – Iowa Senate 42

Nov 5, 2012

Larry Kruse (R-Houghton) says he is running for a seat in the Iowa Senate to help improve the state’s business climate.

Rich Egger

This week, Janna Deitz of Western Illinois University’s Political Science Department and Dr Aimee Shouse, Chairperson of the WIU Department of Women’s Studies, talk about the role of women’s issues in this fall’s elections.

Shouse believes hot button issues such as abortion rights, reproductive rights, and access to contraception are receiving more attention in the presidential contest than in years past. Controversial comments by US Senate candidates Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana helped bring the issues to the forefront.

Republican John Archer of Bettendorf says he is running for Congress to protect the futures of future generations, in particular his two young children.

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he would use his 4th term in Washington D.C. to continue the fight for the middle class.

Voters in more than 200 communities will decide this fall whether to approve electric aggregation. Those towns in western Illinois include Galesburg, Rushville, Carthage, Mt Sterling, Beardstown, Virginia, Vermont, Knoxville, Quincy, Mendon, Columbus, and Coatsburg.

“The idea behind electric aggregation is the theory – as in other consumer purchases – that if you can combine your purchasing power with others that theoretically you should be able to get a better rate for it,” said Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission.

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