Results from Nov. 5 special elections in Lafayette County
A tax question on the ballot of a special election in Lafayette County was approved by voters on Nov. 5.
The questions asked if Lafayette County should impose a monthly fee of $1 on a subscriber of any communication device that has been enabled to contact 911 for the purpose of funding 911 emergency services in the county with the dedication of the funds to be made for the use of emergency communication systems.
Voters within the county cast 1,555 (or 59.9 percent) yes votes and 1,041 (or 40.1 percent) no votes, for a total of 2,596 votes, or 11.46 percent of registered voters.
In other special election news, former Missouri state representative, and former Lexington City Administrator, Joe Aull, was elected mayor in Lexington.
In late June, Fred Wiedner resigned as mayor of the city of Lexington. Scott Lynn has been serving as Mayor Pro Tem since then. The city chose to hold a special election on Tuesday, Nov.5, and Aull won the election by a landslide - 643 to 288 – over David Goodloe.
Aull also is former Marshall and Lexington Public Schools Superintendent, serving as superintendent at Lexington for nine years and Marshall for seven. He served as State Representative for eight years.
Aull, who was let go as Lexington City Administrator earlier this year in a controversial decision by the council, said he is hoping to bring everybody together.