Final results: Winners are Tracy, Vehle, Gunkel, one-way faction, school board incumbentsKen Tracy won the six-way race for mayor of Mitchell today, according to unofficial results from the Davison County Auditor's Office.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Ken Tracy won the six-way race for mayor of Mitchell today, according to unofficial results from the Davison County Auditor's Office and the South Dakota secretary of state.
Other local winners include:
-Mike Vehle, who beat Steve Sibson in the Republican primary for the District 20 state Senate;
-Christie Gunkel, who unseated her former boss, Brenda Veldheer, in the Republican primary for Davison County treasurer;
-The one-way faction, which won the Mitchell referendum on the direction of traffic on Second, Third and Fourth avenues;
-And Mitchell Board of Education incumbents Neil Putnam and Theresa Kriese, who fended off challengers Craig Guymon and Ed Potzler.
Following are the unofficial vote tallies, with winners denoted by an asterisk.
Mayor (non-political, no runoff)
*Ken Tracy: 1,465 (31 percent)
Jerry Toomey: 1,208 (26 percent)
John Claggett: 783 (17 percent)
Tara Volesky: 671 (14 percent)
Roger Haley: 442 (9 percent)
Becky Haslam: 164 (3 percent)
District 20 Senate Republican primary (votes from Davison, Aurora and Jerauld counties)
*Mike Vehle: 1,938 (65 percent)
Steve Sibson: 1,043 (35 percent)
Davison County treasurer Republican primary
*Christie Gunkel: 1,433 (59 percent)
Brenda Veldheer: 1,012 (41 percent)
Mitchell street referendum (proposal to change Second, Third and Fourth avenues from one-way to two-way traffic)
*No (keep the streets one-way): 2,754 (64 percent)
Yes (change the streets to two-way): 1,572 (36 percent)
Mitchell Board of Education (non-political, two seats for top two vote-getters)
*Neil Putnam: 3,389 (39 percent)
*Theresa Kriese: 3,275 (38 percent)
Craig Guymon: 990 (12 percent)
Ed Potzler: 933 (11 percent)