Voters in Burnet and Llano counties decide city and school board races

STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Voters in Burnet and Llano counties cast their ballots in several city and school district board elections. Voter turnout ranged from 6 percent to 15 percent in the various races.

In the Marble Falls Independent School Board race for Place 1, Gary Boshears won with 379 votes. He defeated Lenwood Nelson (260) and Jim Coursey (166).

Incumbent Karl Westerman drew no challengers for Place 2 and garnered 652 votes.

In the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District race, Earl L. Foster won the Place 1 spot with a 497-328 victory over Rick Prewitt. And C. Andy Feild beat Kerry Carroll 493-360 in the Place 5 race.

In the city of Granite Shoals races, the incumbents held off any challengers.

Shirley King drew no challenger in the Place 2 race and earned 127 votes. In Place 4, Tom Dillard held off challenger Arturo Rubio 112-77. And in the Place 6 race, Mark Morren earned 74 votes to hold off two challengers, Michael Steenbergen (59) and Will Skinner (57).

Granite Shoals voters also approved both propositions on the ballot.

In the Burnet City Council election, voters went with Joyce Laudenschlager (204), Danny Lester (202) and Philip Thurman (189).

In Bertram, voters picked Cythina “Shell” Anderson as their mayor over John W. Mandigo by a 64-25 margin. And in the alderman race, Bertram voters selected Adam Warden (49) and Kim Allen Klose (45) over Bryan Lynch (27), Robert “Lane” Shipp (26) and Jean Worrell (13).

Back in Cottonwood Shores, Tony Satsky garnered 47 votes to win the Place 1 city council seat over Bill Plumley (42) and Matthew Orlando (7). In the Place 3 race, Cheryl Mott Trinidad held off Mary Ann Plumley 57-41.

Roger Wayson ran unopposed for Place 5 and brought in 75 votes.

Over in Llano County, voters had races in the school district and the city of Llano.

In the city of Llano race, voters picked Sammy Leverett (354), Gail Lang (324) and Bryan Miiller (312) for the council over Mike Hazel (293), John Ferguson (275) and Mikel Virdell (209).

In the Llano ISD races, Lance Dillard won the Place 2 seat over Phillip Hay Jr. 342-149. And Todd Keller won the Place 6 seat defeating Lyn Jenkins 297-227.

Jeff Kuykendall ran unopposed for Place 7 and garnered 466 votes.

The results are considered unofficial until each of the respective councils and school boards canvas them.

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