ANMOORE -- A slate of candidates who campaigned together was voted into office Tuesday in the Anmoore municipal election.
"I figured I was going to win," said Mayor Denny Lamm, who was re-elected with 146 votes.
Lamm, who headed the successful slate of candidates, said he did not feel he received as much cooperation from the past council as he should have and believed the new council would work together.
He defeated Ronald Golden, 98 votes, B.L. "Pete" Grogg, 17 votes, and Glennda Schuchardt, 7 votes.
In the race for city recorder, Laurie Kuffner won with 144 votes. She defeated Darlene Cox Wilkinson, 77 votes, and Kathy Delay, 41 votes.
Two incumbents were ousted from their seats and two were re-elected in the race for city council. Newcomer Manuel Gizzi led the race with 212 votes, followed by incumbents P. Edward Hardman, 204 votes, and Carl Amsler, 125 votes.
They will be joined on council by first-time councilmen Curtis Palmer, 117 votes, and Larry Stevens, 115 votes.
Other candidates for council were Anna Harvey, 111 votes, Rick Golden, 104 votes, James "Goodey" Wilkinson, 98 votes, Dave Basnett, 47 votes, Robert Schuchardt, 34 votes, and Chuck Riley, 23 votes.
"It was a clean sweep with our slate elected tonight," said Palmer. "We knew we were going to win with our council. With this council, I think we will see progress and things will get moving in this town."
Palmer said the members of the newly elected council had campaigned aggressively, going door to door to talk to members of the community.
Stevens, a first-time candidate, said he was "surprised" when he heard he was elected to council.
"It was a tough campaign. We worked hard to get in," he said. "I'm glad the citizens came out and elected us."
Hardman said he planned to work with council to continue progress on existing grants and developing the town. "I'm pleased the people have put me back in office and appreciate what I've done," he said.
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