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Runoff needed in Baker following Saturday elections; new chief elected outright

7 years 3 months 3 hours ago Saturday, March 05 2016 Mar 5, 2016 March 05, 2016 11:34 PM March 05, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - Voters here will return to the polls in April since a runoff is needed to decide who will be the next city mayor.

Leroy Davis and Darnell "DA1" Waites entered a runoff, slimming the selection down from four.

But, no runoff is needed to replace the chief of police. Carl Dunn was elected as the city's top law enforcement officer.

The current police chief and mayor are retiring from public office.

Also, incumbent Charles Vincent and newcomer Brenda Jackson were elected to the city council. Jackson beat incumbent John Givens. Incumbent Pete Heine faces Cleveland Thomas in a runoff for the city's 2nd council district. There will be a runoff featuring Glenda Bryant and Troy Watson for the district 3 seat and a runoff between incumbent Robert Young and Doris Alexander for district 4.


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