are close, Sunman council member loses by one vote in election
29.39 percent of registered voters in the voting precincts voted
in this years election in Ripley County. There were 7,019
registered voters and only 2,063 voted in Tuesdays election.
In the Town of Versailles, three precincts were able to vote.
Democrat Kiersten Libby will remain the Versailles clerk-treasurer.
The top three vote getters for the Versailles Town Council were
Steve Mathes, Sue Meisberger and John Holzer. All three elected
council members were incumbents in the race. Mathes took over
when Danessa Benkie vacated her spot during her term. Cheryl
A. Richmond will serve another term as Versailles Town Court
Voters elected to keep Republicans Timothy Brancamp, Gerardo
(Jerry) Linarducci and William Vankirk as the Town of Napoleon
Since no one had previously ran opposed to those occupying Sunman
Town Council seats, this was the first time in 20 years for
the town to hold an election for these positions.
Incumbent Wayne Jenner was the only Sunman Town Council member
to retain his seat. Republicans Harvey Dobson and Jared Wolf
were newly elected to the council. Michael Loren Wolff, the
only Democrat on the ballot, lost by just one vote. According
to Kris Schneider, clerk-treasurer, Wolff could challenge the
vote and there could be a re-count.
Incumbent Gladys Moody was elected to remain the Town of Milans
clerk-treasurer for another term.
Batesville elected Mayor Rick Fledderman for another term. This
is Fleddermans third win as Mayor.
The closest race in Batesville was for city judge. Democrat
John Kellerman beat out Republican challenger Kristen Weiler
by just a slim margin for Batesville City Judge. Ron Weigel
will remain clerk-treasurer in Batesville.
Batesville City Council will have some new faces come January.
Democrats Gene Lambert, Darrick Cox and Beth Meyers will make
up the city council along with Republicans Kevin Chaffee and
Robert Tuba Narwold.
Tuesdays election was neither countywide nor statewide.
Voting was only for those precincts holding an election. The
newly elected officials will being their positions in January