MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

April 3, 2013

Voters return two, elect one newcomer to Eufaula City Council

BOYNTON — Two incumbents and one newcomer won Eufaula City Council elections Tuesday.

Frank Davis received enough votes to defeat two challengers without needing a runoff for the Ward 1 seat. Davis received 144 votes, or 54.8 percent of the vote. Frank Kucish received 74 votes, or 28.1 percent; Brenda Lee Otis received 45 votes, or 17.1 percent.

Incumbent Ward 2 council member Donald Berryhill defeated Beverly Ribaudo. Berryhill received 188 votes, or 77.7; Ribaudo received 54 votes, or 22.3 percent. Ward 2 is for a two-year unexpired term.

Incumbent Ward 3 council member Jim Self defeated Kenneth M. Sloan. Self received 168 votes, or 69.4 percent; Sloan received 74 votes, or 30.6 percent.

Davis takes the seat being vacated by David Johnson. He said he starts April 15.

“The voters had enough confidence in me that I can do the job they want me to do,” said Davis, 53.

He said improving the water system and streets are “equally important” and that he looks forward to working with other council members.

“You’re not going to agree with everyone, but we’ve got to work together to get things accomplished,” Davis said.

Self, 70, said he plans to carry on what the Eufaula City Council has been doing.

“All I can do is oil the wheels and keep moving,” Self said. “All I can do is work with the council and the different committees we have so we can keep moving forward and not return to our stagnant state.”

Berryhill, 48,  said he is thrilled to death to be re-elected.

“I appreciate all the people who came up and voted,” Berryhill said, adding that his main priority is to get the water and sewer lines up to date.

Reach Cathy Spaulding at (918) 684-2928 or cspaulding@muskogeephoenix.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks