Votes are in for 2017 local election
Polls closed at 8 p.m. tonight, and the waiting game began. Two hours later, votes were counted and local leadership has been changed.
Votes are still considered unofficial until Thursday, Nov. 9, according to polling officials.
Glenns Ferry Mayor — Monty R. White: 201 votes total, 66.56 percent; Connie Wills: 101 votes total, 33.44 percent.
Glenns Ferry City Council — Bob Janousek: 141 votes total, 27.06 percent; Jak Krieger: 171 votes total, 32.82 percent; Scott Smith: 209 votes total, 40.12 percent.
Mountain Home City Council — Daniel Brennan: 797 votes total, 35.16 percent; Matthew Bundy: 1,080 votes total, 47.64 percent; Eric Tautest: 390 votes total, 17.2 percent.
Mountain Home Rural Fire Protection District Commissioner District 1 — Alan Roberts: 362 votes total, 76.21 percent; Thomas Ducharme: 113 votes total, 23.79 percent.
Mountain Home Rural Fire Protection District Commissioner District 2 — Larry Jewett: 432 votes total, 100 percent.
Western Elmore County Recreation District Director District 3 — David Kellerman: 875 votes total, 47.84 percent; Douglas Meyer: 955 votes total, 51.69 percent.
Congratulations to all the elected candidates.
The proposed Library Levy, which would increase by $105,000 for the tax years of 2018 and 2019, received 769 votes in favor and 568 votes against, passing with a 57.52 majority.
The proposed recall for WECRD Director Judy Mayne received 1,533 votes in favor and 497 votes against, passing with a 75.52 majority.
The proposed recall for WECRD Director Art Nelson received 1,562 votes in favor and 460 votes against, passing with a 77.25 majority.
The Mountain Home News extends its gratitude to all who voted in this year's election.