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Voters decide local elections across Oklahoma

Among local elections decided Tuesday night, Luther voters picked a new member of their Board of Trustees, and Choctaw County voters passed liquor-by-the-drink.
BY BRYAN DEAN Published: January 14, 2014

Voters took to the polls in a variety of local elections Tuesday. In Luther, Lea Ann Jackson won an unexpired term on the town's Board of Trustees. She won 48.3 percent of the vote, the most of the five candidates in the race, which has no runoff. Choctaw County voters passed liquor-by-the-drink, meaning there are now 25 dry counties in the state. In those counties, restaurants and bars can't serve liquor, only low-point beer. Voters in several other counties decided city and school bond issues and sales tax propositions. Following are the results of some of those elections:

Oklahoma County

Luther Board of Trustees

• Allen Parrish: 31,

34.8 percent

• Lea Ann Jackson: 43,

48.3 percent

• Ronald Johnson: 11,

12.4 percent

• Gerald McCauley: 4,

4.5 percent

Lea Ann Jackson wins

the seat

Choctaw County

Liquor by the drink

• Yes: 696, 57.4 percent

• No: 517, 42.6 percent

Proposition passes

Grant Public School

bond issue, $350,000

for capital improvements

• Yes: 43, 40.6 percent

• No: 63, 59.4 percent

Proposition fails

Grant Public School

bond issue, $100,000

for capital improvements

• Yes: 42, 40.4 percent

• No: 62, 59.6 percent

Proposition fails

Seminole County

Wewoka city bond issue,

$900,000 for utility improvements

• Yes: 155, 83.8 percent

• No: 30, 16.2 percent

Proposition passes

Wewoka hotel tax proposition, 6 percent hotel tax for economic development and capital improvements

• Yes: 161, 87 percent

• No: 24, 13 percent

Proposition passes

Kay County

District 2 commissioner

• Jim Thomas: 199, 45.5 percent

• Jason Shanks: 260, 54.5 percent

Shanks wins the seat

Major County

One half cent sales tax to fund Major County Sheriff's Department

• Yes: 528, 73.7 percent

• No: 188, 26.3 percent

Proposition passes