Statement from Guthrie Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson:
This bond election was won over the last four years by earning the trust of our community. As a district, we took very serious the responsibility of being good stewards with the resources the taxpayers afforded us. This is the largest bond issue ever approved by our district and comes with a very high percentage of approval. It is truly humbling to think how much work has gone into this effort. I want to publicly thank Katie Hudson and Seth Robbins who captained the “Yes” team. Also, the Leadership Guthrie Class of 2018-19 truly were the ‘boots on the ground’ as we canvassed neighborhoods sharing the “Yes” story.
Just as in 2015, we also don’t take the trust shown by the community lightly. We must continue to be mindful that we have an obligation to the community to continue showing the trust we earned was deserved. Tonight, we celebrate success and show gratitude to everyone that supported our children today. In the end our kids and community won again.
The election numbers are in:
City Council Ward 2
Brian Bothroyd – 231 votes – 42.78 percent
Chuck Burtcher – 309 votes – 57.22 percent
City Council Ward 3
Sharyl Padgett – 158 votes – 49.07 percent
Don Channel – 164 votes – 50.93 percent
School Board Office No. 5
John Donosso – 526 votes – 21.56 percent
Tina Smedley – 1,914 votes – 78.44 percent
Guthrie Public Schools Bond
For the Proposition – Yes – 1,923 votes – 71.46 percent
Against the Proposition – No – 768 votes – 28.54 percent
Election day is here and Guthrie News Page will bring you all the results as they come in.
As in every election, results are not official until the Logan County Election Board certifies all the votes on Friday.
Polls are open until 7 p.m. and the results generally start coming in just before 8 p.m.
Check out the live video feed on Guthrie News Page Facebook shortly after 7 p.m.