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Dems are in council seats

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tyler Hutcheson talks with his father Earl Hutcheson after winning the Brazil City Council At-Large position during the 2011 Municipal Election Tuesday. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Municipal Elections have come to an end.

In the Clerk-Treasurer race, Karen McQueen was re-elected by a vote of 773-721 over opponent Mary E. Fisher.

"I feel absolutely amazing," McQueen said. "I cannot say enough about my support group."

It's an amazing feeling, I'm so glad I won, I put so much work into this."

Shortly after being re-elected, Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen (middle) stands with her husband Troy McQueen (left) and brother-in-law Clint McQueen. [Order this photo]
McQueen said she approached this election a little differently than her previous race.

"I tried a different strategy this time," McQueen said. "I did things completely different; I talked to more people this election than I did the last."

McQueen went on to commend her opponent for running a clean campaign.

"Mary (Fisher) was steep competition," McQueen said. "She has a business in town, and she's very well liked."

Fisher also said she called McQueen to congratulate her for running a clean race, and she wanted to thank everyone who supported her.

"I want to say thank you so much to everybody that supported me," Fisher said. "I made many new friends, and I was overwhelmed by the support that I had."

In the City Council At-Large race, Tyler Hutcheson defeated Pat Heffner by a count of 748-742.

"I'm feeling great, very excited," Hutcheson said.

He said during the very close race, there was some worrying.

"There were a couple times (I was worried), but I never felt bad the entire time," Hutcheson said. "It was a learning experience."

It was great but I knew that no matter what happened it would be a great choice for the city."

Hutcheson said he learned a lot during the race and can already point out some things he could have done differently.

"I've learned a lot, and I think if I could go back I would want to take more time and go door to door to see more citizens," Hutcheson said. "The only thing I regret is not getting to take that time to go see more people."

In the City Council Ward Three race, Ann Bradshaw defeated Mark A. Bedwell by a count of 229-186.

Bradshaw said she was very pleased with her campaign and the victory.

"The totals are a vote of confidence," Bradshaw said. "I will represent Ward Three diligently."

Bradshaw said she appreciated the support and she will do the best job she can.

In the City Council Ward One race, Brad Deal was re-elected by a vote of 255-64.

Deal said he was happy to be able to continue working to make Brazil a better place.

"I'm happy we're going to be able to continue on with some of the things we started these last four years," Deal said. "I think we've got the city going in the right direction and I'm very happy about having Ann (Bradshaw) win and have her back on the council, and it was a good win but I'm glad it's over."

Deal also said he wanted to thank everyone who voted for him.

"I'll start off by saying thank you to everybody that did support me, that believed in me and I hope I can continue to show them that I was worth their vote," Deal said.

In the race for City Council Ward Four, Dustin Jorgensen defeated Bill Lovett, 255-153.

Jorgensen said he tried his best to talk to as many people as possible to find out what they wanted from their councilman.

"I'm extremely excited," Jorgensen said. "I think it's excellent they have confidence in me and I'll do my best to vote on things that will help everyone in Brazil."

Jorgensen said he was thankful to have a lot of people helping with his campaign, which contributed to his victory.

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Is that the look of a proud father or what! Congrats to Tyler and all other candidates elected to lead our city.

-- Posted by open minded on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 9:02 AM

bad day in ward #3 !!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 9:51 AM

Cylcogrl stupid !!

-- Posted by bowling on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 10:49 AM

Congratulations to all!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 11:19 AM

Congratulations Tyler!

-- Posted by just thinking on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 12:11 PM

bowling stupid!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 1:02 PM

To bad Karen did not get beat, We need someone in office that does not lie on thier co-workers, she is no differant than Tracy or Terry for taking money.Oh I forgot she paid her part back.( or did she really) But her co-workers went to jail.I belive she should have went to jail also.

-- Posted by xray on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 3:20 PM

Bob is clueless-- I AGREE 100% !!!!!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 6:14 PM

Headline "Dems are in council seats" not exactly

correct. Jorgensen who won the Ward 4 seat is a republican!

-- Posted by happy to be a mom on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 10:30 AM

Ian't Sam Glover who was unopposed on the council? He is also a Republican.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 11:37 AM

First I want to say congrats to everyone who was elected and I believe they will do their best. And I am glad to see Mrs. Bradshaw is still hanging in there, I would have rather seen her or Mr. Lamb in the Mayor's office but I guess we will see what Mr. Wyndam can do for Brazil. And as for the slanderous comments made towards Mrs. McQueen, Whatever. People need to grow up and know all the facts before making such comments. And the Brazil times should not allow such comments on this, that is not what the comment section was designed for. I'm Really not impressed with the comment about Ward 3 either. Mrs. Bradshaw has done a wonderful job for our town and will continue to do a good job as our Ward 3 councilwoman.

-- Posted by TheShadow on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 5:31 PM

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