In final unofficial voting totals released by Collin County, Hesse, Rolen and Overstreet have received the most votes for city council seats.
For Farmersville City Council Place 1, unopposed candidate Craig Overstreet has received 354 votes or 100 percent. In Place 3, incumbent councilmember Michael Hesse received 231 votes or 52.26 percent while Joe Helmberger received 211 votes or 47.74 percent. In Place 5 city council, Todd Rolen received 229 votes or 61.07 percent while incumbent John Klostermann received 146 votes or 38.93 percent.
In the citywide election, 451 registered voters cast their ballots out of 1,688 eligible city voters or 26.7 percent.
In unofficial final voting for Farmersville ISD, Paul Kelly, Dale Pickett, Tony Gray and David Coleman have received the most votes for school board.
For Place 1, Kelly received 236 votes or 37.70 percent, while Danny Bolch received 224 votes or 35.78 percent and Billy Long received 166 votes or 26.52 percent.
For Place 2, Pickett received 444 votes or 75.38 percent while Cammy Bridges-Donaldson who received 145 votes or 24.62 percent. For Place 3, Gray received 384 votes or 60.19 percent while incumbent Tommy Monk received 254 votes or 39.81 percent. For Place 4, Coleman received the most votes with 337 votes or 51.93 percent over incumbent Jim Hemby who received 312 votes or 48.07 percent.
The $600 million Collin College construction bond issue passed with 33,543 voting in favor of it or 56.43 percent. 25,901 votes were cast against the bond or 43.57 percent.
Bond proceeds will go to build a campus in Wylie, education centers in Farmersville and Celina, a technology center in McKinney and provide for maintenance of existing facilities.
Four members of the Collin College Board of Trustees were also on the ballot. In Place one, Fred Moses received the most votes with 24,249 votes or 60.77 percent while Greg Gomel received 15,656 or 39.23 percent. For Place 2, incumbent Nancy Wurzman received the most votes with 22,208 or 58.43 percent while Jeri Chambers received 15,798 votes or 41.57 percent. In Place 3, Dr. Stacey Donald received the most votes with 23,255 votes or 60.56 percent while Larry Wainwright received 15,148 votes or 39.44 percent.
Unopposed incumbent Dr. Raj Menon received votes 29,925 or 100 percent for Place 5.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
For the complete story see the May 11 edition of The Farmersville Times.