District One voters sent a strong message Tuesday by electing challenger Ronald Wolf over two-term incumbent David McSherry by better than a two-to-one margin.Wolf received 249 votes
– or 68% percent of the votes cast in that district – to McSherry’s 119 votes or 32%.
And John Sweetser bested a crowd of five candidates to become the District Two School Board representative. Sweetser received 149 votes – or 40% of the votes cast in the district.
His next closest opponent was Frederick Metcalf, who received 94 votes or 25% of the votes cast, followed by Phillip Skinner with 79 votes or 21%, Kenneth Perea with 34 votes or 9%, and Mickey
Hamilton, Jr., with 18 votes or 5%.
Sweetser replaces Anne Keeler, who did not seek reelection.
And well over two-thirds of the county’s voters approved continuing the two-mill levy which qualifies the district for state matching funds to be used for building maintenance and other specified capital improvements.
The final vote tally was 959 votes – or 71% – in favor of the mill levy, and 384 – or 29% – against.
Luna County officials said 1,364 voters out of
a possible 12,658 went to the polls, for a voter turnout of just under