Coulter to face Stacey in Eldon mayoral race
ELDON — The city of Eldon held a primary election Tuesday to narrow four candidates for mayor to two.
Incumbent Mayor Shirley Stacey, with 73 votes, and challenger Sean Coulter with 117 votes, will be on the Nov. 5 municipal elections ballot in Eldon.
Mayoral challengers Dave Bowen had 27 votes Tuesday and Tommy Reaves received nine votes.
All Eldon city council seats are up for re-election in November.
City council member Roger Gosnell is stepping down and not running for election.
Four city council incumbents, Kaye Cranston, Linda Durflinger, Jerry Potts and Reed Vass, will face three challengers, Missy Streeby, Laura Thompson and Craig Brown, for the five city council seats. All city council seats are at-large.
Residents will also vote on a public measure in November.
“The public measure is to approve staggered elections in two different years for the city council,” said Carrie Teninty, Eldon city clerk. “If it is approved, we won’t have the full city council up for re-election all in the same year.”