WINSLOW HITS THE POLLS
Months before the nation re-elected George W. Bush, Winslow voters re-elected Jim Boles as Mayor. Dr. Robin Boyd was also re-elected as a Councilman. Two new members, Peter Cake and Judy Howell, joined City Council for the first time. The new members and the returning ones were sworn in on June 1. In January, Maribelle Ogilvie was appointed to the council to fill the seat of M.E. “Tommy” Thompson, who died in December 2003.
On May 18, Winslow’s voters hit the polls to elect a mayor and fill three seats on City Council. It was a long day for ballot counters as the race for the final council seat came down to a handfull of votes. The city’s qualified Board of Elections reported a total of 1052 ballots were counted and 10 ballots rejected. Boles ran as an incumbent and received 545 voted. Robert Carr, write-in candidate, received 370 votes.
Voters’ top three choices for the council were Peter Cake who received 697 votes, followed by incumbent Robin Boyd with 531, Frankie J. “Judy” Howell received 480 votes. Incumbent Thomas L. McCauley received 475 votes, Kenneth Light received 462 votes and George “Dudley” McGonagill received 299 votes.
Linda Samson, who was City Clerk at the time of the election, called this year’s Election Day “the busiest Winslow had seen in years.”
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