Two candidates for Waynoka mayor
• Voting Sept. 12 for Waynoka mayor, Freedom school board, Cherokee bond issue
August 2, 2017
Two candidates filed as candidates for Waynoka mayor last week. The filing period was Monday through Wednesday, July 24-26. Brad Perot filed first on Monday followed by Susan Bradford who has been serving as acting mayor. A special election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Also on the Sept. 12 ballot will be two candidates for the Freedom Board of Education. Raul Galindo and Shane Morris will be candidates for Seat 5.
The Feb. 14 Freedom School Board election was contested. In that voting, Galindo had 83 votes and Morris 82. In a hearing held Feb. 22, District Judge Justin Eilers ruled it was mathematically uncertain who won the election due to one or more contested votes. The state election board set the deciding election for Sept. 12. Meanwhile, the other Freedom Board of Education members voted for Morris to fill Seat 5 until the election.
Cherokee I-46 School District voters will also be going to the polls in Alfalfa County to vote on a $7.5 million bond issue. Of that amount $5,235,000 is designated for completion of constructing, equipping and furnishing athletic facilities, completion of remodeling and repairing the elementary school and auditorium, and additional school furnishings, fixtures and equipment. The remaining $2,265,000 id to acquire technology equipment district-wide, remodel and repair the elementary playground, make roofing repairs and/or replacement.