Phillip Biston won a second term on the Kirksville City Council in the municipal and county elections last Tuesday.
Additionally, a ballot proposition regarding the Adair County Ambulance District passed. Two people were also elected to the Kirksville R-III School District Board of Education — incumbent Vice President Gay Nichting was re-elected and Michael Bishop II won his first term. Almost 14,000 people are registered to vote in Adair County and about 1,700 voters cast ballots. This is the lowest voter turnout in a municipal and county election since 2015. In both 2016 and 2017, more than 2,500 people voted.
In the three-way race for a single open seat on the Kirksville City Council, Biston got 687 votes, while Glen Moritz and Kevin Alm got 456 and 71, respectively. One of the 1,215 votes was a write-in. Only precincts within the City of Kirksville voted in the City Council election.
The ballot proposition allowing the Ambulance District to continue collecting sales tax on vehicle titles from certain dealerships passed with 1,444 ballots in favor and 250 cast against. All ballots in Adair County carried the proposition. The passage of the proposition means continuing the existing sales tax, not raising or creating new taxes.
Voters were instructed to vote for two candidates in the three-way race for two open seats on the Kirksville R-III Board of Education. Nichting led the tally with 977 votes, Bishop came in second with 890 and Matthew Copeland collected 714. Nichting and Bishop will serve on the Board. Seven of the 2,608 votes cast were write-ins.
Full results of all April 6 elections in Adair County are available on the Adair County Government website.