Pettis County Voters Approve Road Tax Extension
With 17 precincts reporting, unofficial results from Tuesday's election, which was delayed from April 7, show that voters approved a five-year extension of a county-wide sales tax to improve and maintain Pettis County roads.
The tax will be used for street, sewer, water and stormwater projects in municipalities within Pettis County, according to ballot language.
The vote was 2195 yes to 1146 no. The tax will now extend through Sept. 30, 2025.
The race to fill seats on the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees was won by Justin Hubbs and Richard Parker. Hubbs got 1474 votes, while Parker garnered 1476. They beat out Christopher Paszkiewicz (634), Yvonne Clark (1028) and WyAnn Lipps (770). There were a total of five candidates running.
There were four spots up for grabs on the Sedalia City Council. The First Ward seat currently held by Jeff Leeman was uncontested. He got 360 votes with 11 write-ins.
Tina Boggess was the winner of the Second Ward spot on the Council. She won with 53.45%, or 186 votes. She beat out newcomer Chris Marshall, who garnered 161 votes, or 46.26%. There was one write-in vote.
In the Third Ward, Lucas Richardson was the winner with 54.79% of the vote. He beat out incumbent Charles Lowe with a vote tally of 200 – 164. There was one write-in vote.
In the Fourth Ward, Rhiannon Foster won a seat on the Council with 342 votes. She beat Jeff Wimann (184) and Larry Stevenson (113). There were three write-in votes.
Voter turnout for Tuesday's general municipal election was 13.5 percent, according to Election Authority Nick La Strada. He had predicted a turnout of between 8 and 10 percent. There were a total of 3,591 votes cast. Final results were posted online by 8:05 p.m.