The Coordinated Election for Prowers County saw the majority of local ballot contests for various school board races. These are unofficial tallies at this time.
Allan Medina and Danny Tinnes were running unopposed for their Districts, B and F respectively in the RE-2 race. There was a three candidate contest for District C which offered challengers Jaime Madrid and Barbara Hernandez against incumbent Mike Harvey. Harvey retains his seat with 925 votes, followed by Hernandez with 604 and Madrid with 286.
There was one challenger for the board seat held by Ron Peterson in District D, Don Yoxsimer, who had 850 votes and Peterson with 937. It was a close race with only five percentage points between the candidates.
Holly School District RE-3 had a three way race for two positions on the board, Neil Fletcher 313 votes, Craig Schwab with 244 and Cheryl Roup, who had 212 votes.
Granada School District RE-1 had two uncontested board seats with Regina Jo Dorenkamp for District B and David Holden in District F. Leonel Morales-Meza had 130 votes and Berna Griego had 21 as they were running for the seat in District D.
Two additional questions were on the ballot with Lamar residents voting for or against a 20 year charter renewal for Atmos Energy to continue as a provider of natural gas. That vote was 1,130 in favor with 259 opposed. Residents were also asked to vote on statewide Proposition BB to either use marijuana sales tax revenues of $40M for public school building construction and other needs with a ‘Yes’ vote, or refund the proceeds to retail marijuana cultivation facilities, purchasers and other taxpayers. That local vote was 1,736 in favor and 925 opposed.
By Russ Baldwin
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