Three Candidates, Including a Write-In, Are Now Vying For Mayoral Position in Cape Girardeau
The primary election results see low turnout, but narrow candidates listed on the ballot for April's general election. Another official write-in candidate has been added.
Cape Girardeau and Sikeston held voting sessions for their preliminary elections on Tuesday.
In Cape Girardeau, community members voted for their City Mayor, with current Mayor Bob Fox Seeking re-election, along withCity Councilmember Stacy Kinder, and local business owner Ramona Bailey running for the position.
Incumbent Fox won the majority vote, with a 49% margin (873 votes). Kinder, with a 39% margin (643 votes), will stay on the ballot with Mayor Fox for the General Election.
Just over 7% of registered Cape Girardeau voters cast their vote in Tuesday's Election.
Cape Girardeau City Council Ward 2 candidates Tameka L. Randle, reigning with a 58% margin, will remain on the ballot with Steve Watkins.
In Sikeston, voters selected their candidates for the city council Member-At-Large, with Lori Caldwell just ahead of John Leible, by 2%, with a 44 to 42% outcome.
On Friday, February 18, it was announced that a third mayoral candidate will join Fox and Kinder on the ballot for the general election.
Michelle Latham, an insurance provider in Cape, filed a Declaration of Candidacy and will be recognized as an official Write-In Candidate.
The General Elections will take place on April 5.