Change for Aurora and St. Paul Council; Donald Mayor and St. Paul Tax Option Too Close To Call.

Marion County Elections released its midnight unofficial count on November 6th; the next release will be this afternoon at about 4:30pm.  The afternoon count should include ballots from the outlying ballot drop off sites.  Those ballots will likely decide the Donald Mayor’s race and St. Paul’s local option tax.  The result highlights so far:

AURORA – In the Mayoral contest, incumbent Bill Graupp was defeated by Kris Taylor Sallee by a wide margin (60%-33%).

DONALD – The contest between incumbent Mayor Rick Olmsted and challenger and fellow City Councilor Brad Oxenford is too close to call. Oxenford leads by just 5 votes.

ST. PAUL – Incumbent Mayor Kim Wallis has been re-elected. Three candidates filed for two Councilor positions, and incumbent Rosemary Koch appears to have lost her seat. Incumbent Velma Amaya-Medina and newcomer Peggy Sellers are each defeating Koch by better than 2-1 margins.  The City’s local option tax is too close to call, and is losing by a slim margin of 7 votes.