|FOUR COUNCIL SEATS FILLED BY VOTERS|
COUNCIL ELECTION 11-8-11 LMS
Election results show there will be two new faces on the Salmon City Council.
James R. Bockelman and Jessica (Jesse) Bender were first time winners in their bids for a seat on the City Council. They will be joining successful incumbents Ken Hill and Fred Waidely along with seated Councilmen Jim Baker and Jim Kluesner.
Bockelman, Hill and Waidely were elected to four year terms and Bender was elected for a two year term.
In the race for the two year council term, Bender defeated incumbent veteran Councilman Harry “Bud” Bartlett by a margin of 32 votes with Bender drawing 185 to Bartlett’s 153.
Others running for the two year term were James Earl who drew 79 votes, Krissy LaMont with 73 votes, James Sustaire came in with 68 votes and Andrew Stenersen had 26 votes.
Ken Hill drew the highest number of votes in the contest for the four year term with 329. Fred Waidely was next with 326 followed by Jim Bockelman at 303 votes. Of the other five contenders Dean “Rob” Jackson won 244 votes, Robert Wiederrick had 210 votes, Joey Foote had 136, Calvin Leman drew 133 and William Hill had 55 votes.
Leo Marshall was unopposed in the election and won his first four year term as mayor with 475 votes. Marshall has been a City Councilman since 2001.
Waidely and Hill were both appointed to the council this year. Waidely was appointed in January to fill Leo Marshall’s remaining council term which was left vacant in December of 2010 when the council unanimously named him to be the city’s mayor. Hill was appointed in June to fill the council vacancy left by Ken Gutzman.
The newly elected and re-elected council members and mayor will be officially sworn into office in January of 2012.
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