Alva City Council election unchanged by recount
• New election to be held for Freedom Trustee 3
April 16, 2021
The vote totals were close in the City of Alva race for Ward 4 Office 1 City Council. Only seven votes separated the top two candidates with Greg Bowman receiving 256 while Blake M. Jordan had 249. The race received statewide publicity because the third candidate, Joe Parsons, is only 18 years old and still in high school. Parsons received 228 votes, which is 28 less than Bowman.
Jordan filed a petition for a recount of the Ward 4 voting. That recount was held Wednesday afternoon with the Woods County Election Board and District Judge Justin Eilers overseeing it. Just before 5 p.m. Wednesda...