Davidson keeps Mayor seat


by Ross DuBray

Incumbent Eagle Butte Mayor Stephanie Davidson retained her mayor seat last week defeating challenger Richard Zacher on Tuesday April 9.

Despite an early spring winter storm that dropped nearly seven inches early Tuesday morning, the city held the election as scheduled with a high number of city voters turning out to vote.

Davidson received 70 votes to Zacher’s 35 votes. According to Eagle Butte City Finance Officer, the ballots were certified and canvassed by the election board last week. “There was one spoiled ballot,” said Ganje. “There was also two absentee ballots received.”

Davidson is ready to push on in her second term. “There’s so much to do yet and it will be nice to see the projects we started completed.” said Davidson.

Mayor Davidson, along with city council candidates Harley Morgan and Dale Lesmeister, who ran unopposed, were sworn into office at the city meeting on April 13.  James Traversie was appointed by the city council to fill the vacant seat in Ward 1 until the end of the term.



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