Baker, Swann elected to Linn R-2 School Board Linn sales tax passes, Sommerer wins Meta mayor race

Posted 4/7/21

Mark Baker and Hannah Swann carried the vote Tuesday to earn seats on the Linn R-2 school board in unofficial returns.

Baker led with 320 votes, with 138 ballots cast for him in the Linn 2 (St. …

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Baker, Swann elected to Linn R-2 School Board Linn sales tax passes, Sommerer wins Meta mayor race

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Mark Baker and Hannah Swann carried the vote Tuesday to earn seats on the Linn R-2 school board in unofficial returns.
Baker led with 320 votes, with 138 ballots cast for him in the Linn 2 (St. John) precinct, and 97 in the Linn 1 (St. George) precinct, followed by Loose Creek (32), absentee (26), Freedom (18), Rich Fountain (9), with none in Chamois.
Swann, meanwhile, garnered a total of 268 votes, including 108 in the Linn 2 (St. John) precinct, and 87 in the Linn 1 (St. George) precinct, followed by Loose Creek (27), absentee (23), Freedom (15), Rich Fountain (6), and Chamois (2).
Scotty Dudenhoeffer was third with 145, followed by Sam Niederhelm (136), Michael Bickell (79), and Stephen Enger (35).
In the only other contested race, challenger Emily Sommerer has unseated Meta Mayor Harold Libbert by a 26-11 margin.
Meta aldermen Lawrence Hoffman received 30 votes and Ivie Helton garnered 29 and will retain their seats.
Linn voters approved a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase by a 91-43 margin.
A full story with official results will be published next week.

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