In the March 11 mayoral race, challenger Kenny Evans has received 2,661 votes, a total of 54 percent. Mayor Bob Edwards has received 2,250 votes, for a total of 46 percent. These are preliminary results, with 185 ballots uncounted. Watch payson.com for final results when they are available.
In the race for Town Council, there were three open seats. A runoff will be avoided because three candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote. They are Michael Hughes with 2,653 votes, 54 percent; Richard Croy with 2,641 votes, 53 percent; and incumbent John Wilson with 2,575 votes, 52 percent.
The two candidates endorsed by Mayor Edwards finished with the least amount of votes -- Tom Loeffler received 2,281 votes for a total of 46 percent and David Rutter had 2,243 votes for a total of 45 percent.
There are 8,913 registered voters in the Town of Payson; 4,943 ballots were cast plus the 185 ballots yet to be counted. This figure represents a 55-percent voter turnout.
Look for complete election results in the Friday, March 14 issue of the Payson Roundup.