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Votes Counted in St. Joseph's City Council Primary

Voters in St. Joseph braved Tuesday's winter storm to cast a ballot in the City Council primary election.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Voters in St. Joseph braved Tuesday's winter storm to cast a ballot in the City Council primary election.

Six of the 10 candidates in the race for the City Council's three At-large seats earned enough votes to move on to the April 8 election.

Those candidates include:

Donna Jean Boyer (incumbent): 1,636
Byron Myers, Sr (incumbent): 1,526
Ken Beck: 1,226
Jeff Penland (incumbent): 1,111
Kenneth Reeder: 1,017
Kent O'Dell: 933

Two of three candidates running for the City Council's 5th District seat will advance.

Incumbent Barbara LaBass, who is seeking her third term on the City Council, earned the most votes with 337. Mary Attebury will also move on.  She received 227 votes. Michael Grimm received 188 votes.

County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey said turnout was around 8 percent for the election. She originally predicted a turnout of around 20 percent before the winter weather moved closer.

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