Local election results announced

May 12, 2014

Voters headed to the polls on Saturday to make their voice heard on three different, local issues.
Two seats were open on the Sweetwater City Commission for Precincts 2 and 4. Both incumbents, Jim McKenzie and Jerod Peek, respectively, garnered enough votes to continue their service on the commission.
Out of the 73 total votes placed in Precinct 2, McKenzie took 45. His opponent, Miesha Hand, received 28 votes.
For Precinct 4, Jerod Peek obtained 157 votes. Jeremy Wilks, who was also running for the Precinct 4 spot, garnered 87 votes, with a total of 244 votes cast for this respective seat.
One seat was open on the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees for District 5, in which 291 total ballots were cast. Jana Hall will now serve in this position, as she received 231 votes compared to the 60 votes taken by her opponent, Danny Escobar.
In addition, the $25.2 million bond issue for the Phase 4 Renovation and expansion for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital also appeared on the ballot and passed. With 972 votes cast overall, 624 ballots were for the measure, while 348 votes were against.

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