Primary election yields ouster of Independence city commissioner

Tuesday’s primary elections did lead to the defeat of one incumbent member of the Independence City Commission.

 

Commissioner Tim White was given the boot after failing to earn enough votes to be among the top four vote recipients to advance to the April 2 general election.

The top four vote recipients were:

 

• Ned Stichman: 433

 

• Leonhard Caflish: 393

 

• Fred D. Meier: 269

 

• Phillip Chappuie: 159

 

White received 109 votes while Anthony Holmes garnered 102 votes. Roger D. Powell received 29 votes.

 

In the race for Caney mayor, incumbent Dale McBride received 84 votes followed by Carol McClure with 27, Russell Wade with 23 and Bill Sims with 14.

 

McBride and McClure will advance to the April 2 general election.

 

The results for the USD 447 Board of Education were not complete pending the tally of votes from Neosho County.  As of Tuesday evening, the vote tally from Montgomery County and Wilson County voters showed the following:

 

• Gina Booe: 114

 

• Roy Griffin: 89

 

• John R. Potthast: 88

 

• Mark Torkelson: 78

 

• Michael Griffin: 71

 

• Tamara Kessler: 53

 

• Jeffrey Allison: 52

 

• Gina Hester: 38

 

• David Wallis: 28

 

• Robert John: 20

 

• Matthew Moore: 20

 

• Troy Snider: 3

 

The top six vote recipients in the USD 447 Board of Education race will advance to the April 2 general election.

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