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Thursday, June 30, 2022

The votes are in, the count has been made and the message is mixed

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After months of charges, counter-charges and in some cases appalling behavior encouraged by social media, the Kennedale voters have spoken. The message is mixed – incumbents are ok with one exception.?{{more: continue …}}
  • Kennedale?s mayor has been re-elected to another two year term in a very close race that came down to just 17 votes.?
  • Two sitting members of the Kennedale City Council survived recall elections with a strong vote on election day.?
  • The Kennedale council got two pair of fresh eyes to help solve the conflicts that have come close to shutting down City Hall this past 10 months.?
  • And, the Kennedale school district saw a surprise upset of a long time board member and community leader by a political newcomer and former school district teacher.

The count in ballot order …

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School Trustee, Place 1 Kennedale ISD?(vote total 1,403)
  • Incumbent Leslie Carruthers 803 (57.23%)?
  • Deborah Harris 600 (42.77%)?

School Trustee, Place 2 Kennedale ISD (vote total 1,434)

  • Daniel A Medina 441 (30.75%)?
  • Incumbent Julie Webb 993 (69.25%)?

School Trustee, Place 3 Kennedale ISD (vote total 1,42)

  • Michael Strange 795 (54.38%)?
  • Incumbent Joe Taylor (45.62%)?

Mayor, City of Kennedale (vote total 1,237)

  • Jan Joplin 627 (49.31%)?
  • Incumbent Brian Johnson 627 (50.69%)?

City Council, Place 2 City of Kennedale (vote total 1,17)

  • Lary Atkins 505 (42.87%)?
  • Chris Pugh 673 (57.13%)?

City Council, Place 4 City of Kennedale (vote total 1,166)

  • Timothy Brestowski 522 (44.77%)?
  • Linda Rhodes 644 (55.23%)

City of Kennedale, Proposition A – Recall of Sandra Lee (vote total 1,214)

  • Yes: 589 (48.52%) No: 625 (51.48%)?

City of Kennedale, Proposition B ? Recall Jan Joplin (vote total 1,217)

  • Yes: 561 (46.10%) No: 656 (53.90%)?
These vote totals are considered unofficial until certified by city council and school board action.
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