Fage, Eimers, Smith lead for North Plains City Council
Only one of the incumbents running for re-election on the North Plains City Council looks to have held onto their position, as two new faces will likely fill the remaining open seats, according to unofficial election results Tuesday night, Nov. 6.
Four candidates were in the running for the three open seats, including two incumbent councilors: Garth Eimers, a retired fire chief and Sherrie Simmons, a healthcare director. Eimers held 25 percent of the votes Tuesday night, the second-highest of the four candidates. Current City Councilor Simmons was running for re-election but held 22 percent of the votes Tuesday night, the fourth-highest of the candidates.
With the greatest number of votes Tuesday night, James Fage, a high-tech worker, who serves on the planning commission, held 26 percent of the votes. In third place, Rickey Smith held 24 percent of the votes. Smith is a member of the Parks & Recreation Board and a produce buyer.
In North Plains, the top three vote-getters are declared as elected to the board.
Councilor Larry Gonzales did not seek re-election this fall. Mayor Teri Lenahan is not up for re-election until 2020.
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