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Wyndham elected mayor

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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New Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham (back) discusses the campaign with his brother, Larry Wyndham. Brian Wyndham received 798 votes to win the Mayor's race. To purchase this photograph, log on to www.thebraziltimes.com. [Order this photo]
All three ran clean campaigns.

But in the end, the voters spoke and wanted Brian Wyndham as Mayor of Brazil.

Wyndham -- a Democrat -- finished with 798 votes to earn the victory. Republican T.J. Sneddon came in second with 382 votes while Independent Steve Lamb finished with 344.

"I felt pretty confident in the campaign itself," Wyndham told The Brazil Times following the victory. "I had some very good people surround me. It was a big, team effort."

Wyndham jumped out to a commanding lead after the first precincts were tallied, as he had 345 votes.

His lead increased to 250 votes over Sneddon after more precincts were tallied and more than 300 votes later in the evening.

Wyndham said he worked hard for the victory.

"We learned things from past campaigns," he said. "I thought the campaign was run very professionally by everyone involved. There were some good choices out there."

Wyndham said road conditions will be a top priority.

"Everybody is talking about roads. My job as an elected official it to give 100 percent," he said. "There's never been a long-term comprehensive plan to address that problem."

Sneddon said he was pleased with his campaign overall.

"I can't think of anything I'd do differently," Sneddon said. "I can walk away with my head held high."

Sneddon also agreed candidates in the race ran clean campaigns and thanked his friends and supporters for their efforts.

"We all agreed that we were going to run clean campaigns," he said. "I a bit disappointed that only 28 percent of registered voters came out to vote."

Sneddon said he will not rule out running again in the future.

"We'll have to wait and see," he said, "and see what happens."

Lamb said he believed he ran a "very smooth, very clean," campaign.

"Of course, we wanted to come out on top," he said. "But the voters saw it different."

Lamb said he may not run for office again following Tuesday's setback.


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Well I wonder how long it will take for people to start talking trash about Mr. Wyndham! Probably not long!!!

-- Posted by really?inbrazil? on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 10:36 PM

yaaay! Glad he won! nice guy :)

-- Posted by SKCC on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 11:26 PM

oh good god

-- Posted by oknow on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 10:59 AM

Borrowed from someone on a social networking site:

"The people of Brazil have spoken. Really? Good luck with that!"

I thought it was appropriate.

Congratulations to all the newly elected folks.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 11:09 AM

Congratulations to the winners and wish you the best in your new offices. One comment regarding the % of voters. I question the number of registered voters that are not alive and are carried on the rolls? I don't see how there can be a accurate % without a true number of eligible voters.

-- Posted by leelie on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 1:07 PM

You have a very valid point leelie! There really isn't an accurate percentage of voters because of the government. Due to some stupid legislative move made several years ago whoever is responsible for keeping the rolls current and valid is not allowed to purge the dead people from the rolls. Yes, it's true. Even with a death certificate, the rolls are not allowed to be purged to rid them of ineligible voters...aka dead folks and others. Hope that very brief synopsis helps. And no it's not right that we still have dead folks on the rolls creating false numerics.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 1:35 PM

Well, at this point hope what they were all sayin about this guy and the exploding mexican population illegally will not be true in Brazil but if it all gets going again hope they still have the phone number to investigations out of Indpls. SKCC nice guy ? Is that really a qualification to be mayor, we seem to have had plenty of nice guys and the roads are terrible, the neighborhoods are deplorable, the state messed up our highway design the stoplights are set for too long there's a lot of nice guys making poor decisions, love the GIANT sink holes as you turn off 40 by 5th Third Bank, who would want to visit here, it used to be kind of nice years ago but no more, who would want to be mayor of this town ? I can't imagine it will improve its so far down and gettting worse by the day.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 2:56 PM

Congrats Brian.

-- Posted by MS660 on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 3:32 PM

good luck to Brian and new team. One thing for sure he WILL show up for debates etc.DEMS NEED TO GET BEHIND HIM AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP HIM WHILE IN HE'S IN OFFICE!!!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 11:38 PM

Help us out here, clycogrl. How can we help? What are YOU going to do to help the new mayor out?

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 11:27 AM

Yea, Dagnabbit, what are YOU going to do to help the new Mayor out? Same as everyone else I'm sure....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 1:48 PM

Dagnabbit, support democrat party by joining it,meetings are monthly.this mayor will listen and I'm sure he will show up to meetings and debates to answer questions from Brazil citizens.When did the current mayor ever go to debates and answer citizens concerns?? (we all know the answer to that=NEVER!!)yES I belong and pay my money to party and some charity also,how about you?

-- Posted by clycogrl on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 1:54 PM

the only thing that will change is the name on the sign o the corner of 40 and 59. Prove me wrong please! Good Luck

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 2:02 PM

You are right carebuttonbroke

-- Posted by oknow on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 4:08 PM

carebuttonbroke,

I will prove you wrong. I'm sure the other things that will change will be the police and fire chief. But other than that I bet you are right! lol

-- Posted by really?inbrazil? on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 6:48 PM

Maybe there will be true investigations as to what really has been going on within the city government... maybe, but not likely. The only thing for sure about Brazil is that it will continue to decline. The roads are a mess, neighborhoods declining, vacant commercial buildings, vacant houses, bad sidewalks, criminals walking the streets...It is a wonder anyone would want to run for mayor of such a city much less live in a city such as Brazil... Glad I moved.

-- Posted by always amazed at brazil bs on Fri, Nov 11, 2011, at 2:48 PM

Ombudsman

Could you be a little more specific about "what they were all saying" about illegal mexicans? Guess I havent been in the loop because I havent heard anything regarding the new mayor and mexicans. I'm hoping that you are not insinuating that the new mayor supports or turns a blind eye to them because this town already has enough.

-- Posted by visitorfromthewest on Sat, Nov 12, 2011, at 2:20 AM

When someone is disgruntled, jealous, or angry he or she will tend to make up stories or believe things about other people that are really quite unbelievable. Mr. Wyndham has yet to take office and the accusations along with speculation of what will or will not get done have already started. I think he is going to do a great job for our city and I believe he will do this by having a good relationship with the different city departments and working with them, not against them.

always amazed at brazil bs, you may have moved, but you haven't really moved out of Brazil, have you? Still checking the Times, still making comments.

Congratulations Brian!

Congratulations City of Brazil!

-- Posted by jm3611 on Sat, Nov 12, 2011, at 12:57 PM

Jeez, you guys haven't even given him a chance yet. He is the mayor elect until he takes office. At least wait till he takes office to start picking him apart. I think he will be a fair and balanced mayor.

-- Posted by MS660 on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 5:08 PM

Congrats Brian! Prayers to you in your new position! Glad to see that you are making the road conditions of Brazil a top priority, Lord knows it needs to be. Not sure what other items are on your agenda, but I'm sure you will put things in the correct priority. God Bless!

-- Posted by eyn62 on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 10:08 PM

the mayor is not even in office yet and 98% are negative comments

yes the streets are in really bad shape but its the people of brazil who are responsile for trash all over the streets and garage sales on their decks for 365 days out of the year so lets help the mayor and clean up our own messes so he can have more time to do other deeds

-- Posted by 2amigos on Fri, Nov 18, 2011, at 8:19 PM


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