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Sat May 10, 2008
Throgmorton wins Commerce Mayoral race, bond issue passes
By Scott Harvey
Commerce – Low voter turnout was yet again evident for Saturday's municipal elections in Commerce. Approximately 500 total votes were cast both during early voting and on Saturday.
Quay Throgmorton will be the city's next Mayor, acquiring 55% (276) of the vote. John Sands received 41% (203), while Tim Johnson received 4% (22).
Billie Biggerstaff will once again be a member of the Commerce City Council, this time at Place 2. She defeated both Elmer Hall and Chris Ellason with 60% (291) of the vote. In second place was Hall at 31% (152), followed by Ellason at 9% (42).
Bob Monday wins the position of Council Place 4 with 75% (362) of votes received. 20% (96) of those votes went to Russell Lutes, while Dr. Bill Taylor received 5% (27).
In the closest race of the night, Commerce residents approved a $3 million bond toward street and utility improvements. 58% (285) were in favor of the issue, while 42% (206) were against it.
Throgmorton, Biggerstaff and Monday will take their oaths of office during the May 20 City Council meeting at Commerce City Hall.