Feather tops Granite Quarry voting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

By Mark Wineka
GRANITE QUARRY ó Incumbents Bill Feather and Mary Ponds and newcomer Jim LaFevers grabbed the three seats up for election Tuesday in Granite Quarry.
Feather, the present mayor pro tem, led the electionís nine candidates with 164 votes, followed by Ponds, 160; and LaFevers, 124. They will join Brad Kluttz and Eloise Peeler, whose seats were not up for election this year.
LaFevers unseated incumbent Jake Fisher, who finished with 110 votes. LaFevers has been an alderman in the past.
The winners will be on the town board for the next four years.
The newly elected board will choose a mayor among themselves at its first meeting in December. Feather said he is interested in the mayorís position, which Ponds has held for the past 12 years.
ěWhatever way it works out, we work well together,î Feather said of Ponds and himself. ěI guess itís good for the town either way.î
Other vote totals were Robert Anderson, 92; Mike Brinkley, 90; Kim Fraley, 81; Baxter ěBuddyî Miller, 42; and Robert ěDannyî Gay, 16.
Fraley had waged a write-in campaign.
Granite Quarry had 324 voters, out of an eligible 1,966 cast ballots in the election for a 16.5 percent turnout.
Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.