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Thu, May 23

Jerome, Clarkdale elect new council members

Voters in Clarkdale and Jerome elected new members to their respective town councils Tuesday.

In Clarkdale, Curt Bohall won the single remaining seat on the Town Council over Greta Schiegg by a 417-314 margin. Bohall carried 56 percent of the ballots in the mail-in election, in which 37 percent of the town's registered voters cast ballots. Both Bohall and Schiegg advanced to the general election as write-in candidates in the town's March primary.

In Jerome, Nancy Stewart, Rebekah Kennedy and Gil Robinson claimed the three remaining seats on the council. Stewart, a write-in candidate, was the top vote-getter with 121 votes. Kennedy was second with 106 and Robinson received 96. Former Jerome council member Anne Bassett received 84 votes and Louis Galluzzi, 66.

Jerome voters also overwhelmingly said yes to the Home Rule spending option by a 145-24 vote. Jerome had a voter turnout of 59 percent.

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