Two incumbents re-elected to Jefferson City council

With three of the five seats on the Jefferson City Council opening up because of either resignation or promotion, the makeup of the governing body was bound to have a different look.

But with both incumbent council members retaining their seats, there will still be some familiarity to the Capital City’s governing body.

One of those incumbent candidates was in the 1st Ward, where Bob Weber -- who was appointed to the council in August -- defeated Tyler Woods with more than 62 percent of the vote, earning more than 760 votes.

In the 3rd Ward, Dr. Bryan Pope retained his council seat by defeating Ken Hussey with almost 65 percent of the vote, earning more than 1,170 votes.

In the two other contested council races, a new representative was a foregone conclusion with no incumbent entered. In the 4th Ward, Bill Luebbert won his seat with more than 57 percent of the ward — more than 1,120 — voting for him rather than Carlos Graham.

In the 5th Ward, Ralph Bray will be the representative. He defeated Scott Stacey with 56 percent of the vote, or 775 votes.

In the 2nd Ward, Shawn Schulte ran uncontested and will be sworn in with the rest of the night’s winners and Mayor-elect Eric Struemph on April 18.

The News Tribune contacted Tuesday's winning candidates for reaction following their victories. Read their observations in our newspaper or e-Edition for Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

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Jefferson City voters take trash issue to curb

Youngest candidate takes most JC school board votes

Walker, Stumpe get the nod for JC municipal court positions

Holts Summit approves sewer bond

Cole County school districts, towns pick officials

Siegel re-elected to Board of Aldermen in New Bloomfield

Two new school board members chosen at New Bloomfield

Incumbents return to South Callaway School Board, Laughlin takes open seat

Lake of the Ozarks area issues and tax initiatives decided

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