Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff WriterIncumbent Ken Cundall will embark on his 17th year as a Shoshoni Town Council representative in 2013 after earning 148 votes during Tuesday's general election. Darla Keever of Shoshoni will fill the other open spot on the council; 109 people voted for her Tuesday.
"I'm glad that part's over with," Keever said Wednesday. "I think the whole thing was close overall."
Bill Marcus garnered 104 votes for the council seat, with 91 going to Brandy Hague.
Cundall said he wasn't nervous about the race, calling himself a "high vote-getter" in previous races. He is looking forward to work that should take place in Shoshoni in the future because of the passage of the 1 percent optional sales tax in Fremont County.
"That will give us a few extra dollars to get some things done that need to be done as far as the main sewer, water, streets type services to the people," Cundall said, thanking residents who voted for him this election. "I'll try to do the best I can."
Keever also plans to work hard to represent her constituents fairly on the council.
"I appreciate their support, and I'll try to do the best job I can," Keever said.
She thanked voters who cast ballots for her despite the fact that she didn't run a very visible campaign in Shoshoni.
"I didn't campaign," Keever said. "I know I can do the job, and a lot of people in this community know me. I figured, vote for who I am. If you think I can do the job, you'll elect me. ... Now I hope I don't disappoint them."
People in Pavillion chose Tauna GroomSmith and Eileen Smith to take two open seats on the Pavillion Town Council. GroomSmith received 53 votes, while 50 ballots went to Smith. Twenty-seven people voted for M.J. Larsen.
Newcomer Charles Whaley lost to incumbents David Bennett and Rick Lee for two spots on the Dubois City Council. Whaley earned 110 votes, but it was not enough to beat to Bennett, with 334 votes, or Lee, with 393 votes.
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