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Incumbents hold their positions in Townsend

Several incumbents held their elected positions in Broadwater County's 2019 election. Up for grabs were three Townsend City Council seats and the mayoral seat. 

Townsend Mayor Michael Evans defeated opponent Timothy S. Pool by a 53-vote margin. Evans received a total of 280 votes to Pool's 227 votes. Evans has held the mayoral seat since 2016 and will serve a second four-year term for the town. 

The elections for city council seats in wards 1, 2 and 3 were all uncontested. 

Ward 1 reelected Christina Hartmann and Ward 2 reelected Ken Urich. Both have served since 2018.

Newcomer David Sitton was elected to a seat in Ward 3. 

Townsend showed a voter turnout of 52.56%. The town only has 976 registered voters, and 513 turned in votes for this municipal election. 

Jefferson County cities elect council members

Boulder and Whitehall both had city council seats to fill during Tuesday's election. These seats were the only items on the ballots of Jefferson County residents.

Gyle D. Nix was elected to a four-year term in the Ward 1 council seat in Boulder. Nix had previously stepped in to fill the seat after it was vacated by Shane Maichel, who moved outside Boulder. 

Nix received a total of 25 votes. His opponent, John "Cody" Oliver, received 14 votes. Additionally, there were 17 write-in votes for this seat. A total of 63 ballots were cast.

In Whitehall, Maxine Samuelson took the Ward 3 city council seat with 31 votes. This was more than double the votes received by the next closest candidate, who had 15 votes.

Ward 2 had five candidates running for the position, and Katy James won with three votes. Only 12 ballots were counted for this seat. 

An election for Ward 1 on the Whitehall City Council is seemingly undecided at this point. Seven candidates received votes for this seat, but no candidate received more than two votes. Only two candidates received two votes, and the other five received a single vote each. With only 14 ballots counted in the district, five of which didn't vote on the issue, this elected seat may come down to the two provisional ballots that may be counted next week. 

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