Warden elected Bertram mayor; Scheidler and Klose win council seats; Burnet voters approve 16 Charter amendments

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

City Councilman Adam Warden will become the next mayor of Bertram, while Jane Scheidler joins Kim Klose on the City Council in final but unofficial election results from Saturday's municipal election.

Meanwhile, in Burnet, voters approved 16 of 17 proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot.

Newcomers will take all three spots on the Granite Shoals City Council.

Bertram

 On the same day as the famed Kentucky Derby, Warden, who did not seek re-election to his City Council seat, took a 19-10 lead in absentee and early voting and then coasted to victory on Election Day, winning by a 92-30 margin over Danielle Armknecht.

Incumbent mayor Cynthia Shell Anderson did not seek re-election, but instead ran for Warden’s City Council seat against Scheidler. With Klose seeking re-election, voters had to select two of the three council candidates.

In the City Council election, Scheidler jumped out to the lead in early and absentee voting with 23 votes to 12 for Klose and 5 for Anderson. On Election Day, Klose overtook Scheidler on Election Day to finish with 75 votes to Scheidler’s 73, while Anderson finished third with 29 votes.

Burnet

Burnet voters rejected a proposed Charter amendment that would have let the council skip the step of creating and maintaining a comprehensive plan. Voters rejected the proposal, 59-57, with all but two of those votes against coming in early and absentee balloting.

All the other Charter amendements were approved with at least 65 percent of the voters favoring the changes.

Granite Shoals

Bruce A. Jones parlayed an early 103-67 lead following absentee and early voting into victory, defeating incumbent Place 2 City Council member Shirley King by a total of 207-143. Jones outpolled King 104-76 on Election Day as well.

He will be joined on the council by Terry Scott, who jumped out to a 120-47 advantage in early and absentee voting and ended up defeating Ryan Wolters, 234-106, for the Place 4 council seat held by Tom Dillard, who could not run again due to term limits.

Will Skinner ran unopposed for Place 6 on the council and received 283 votes. Incumbent Mark Morren did not seek re-election.

A special called canvass meeting will take place May 15 at 5 p.m. and new council members will be sworn in at the 6 p.m. May 22 regular City Council meeting.

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