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Elections set Tuesday in Moore, Yukon, Nicoma Park and Warr Acres

Voters will decide on city council posts as well as a mayor's race in several communities in the metro area.
BY VALLERY BROWN Published: March 3, 2012

Tuesday elections in the metro area will include challenges in Moore against a 17-year incumbent mayor and three longtime city councilors as well as contests in Yukon, Nicoma Park and Warr Acres.

Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis, 56, has served since 1994, weathering numerous elections and devastating tornadoes while the city's budget increased from $16 million to $140 million a year.

“My signs are the IMAX, the Warren Theatre, J.C. Penney,” said Lewis when asked how he is campaigning.

His opponent, Brandy Hill, 30, is a trained paramedic and full-time mother who recently moved back to the Moore area. She's a graduate of Moore High School.

Three of six Moore city council members are also facing opponents.

In Yukon, Michael T. McEachern, 68, will face Marvin L. Smith, 67, for the Ward 4 post opened up by the term-limited Bob Bradway.

McEachern is a 44-year resident of Ward 4 and is currently on the planning commission.

Mark Cochell, 48, is up against Shelley Meyers, 41, the incumbent city council member for Ward 5 in Nicoma Park.

Warr Acres Ward 1 races include Barry Curl, 69, and James Mickley, 59, who will vie for a position held by exiting member Doug Davis. In Ward 2, Lavonne Crahan, 51, and Stephen Fuhrman, 49, are running for a post left by Blayne Allsup.