Thomas, Sullivan, & Hutchins Win City Election

June 19, 2007
Dwayne Page

Three new Aldermen were elected Tuesday during the Smithville Municipal Election.

Willie Thomas, Tonya Sullivan, and Jerry Hutchins Sr., unseated Incumbent Aldermen Aaron Meeks, W.J. (Dub) White, and Paul Young.

Thomas led the ticket with 317 votes (17.5%) followed by Sullivan with 283 votes (15.6%), and Hutchins had 280 votes (15.5%)

The other candidates and their vote totals are as follows: Shawn Jacobs- 266 (14.7%),W.J. (Dub) White- 190 (10.5%) Aaron Meeks- 168 (9.3%) Paul Young-167 (9.2%)and Todd Van Dyne- 134 (7.4%)

A total of 738 people voted in the city election, including 555 early voters (533 by personal appearance and 22 by mail) and 183 voters on election day.

The following are the results for each candidate during early voting and election day:

Willie Thomas- 238 (early votes), 79 (election day)
Tonya Sullivan- 200 (early votes), 83 (election day)
Jerry Hutchins, Sr.- 208 (early votes), 72 (election day)
Shawn Jacobs- 189 (early votes), 77 (election day)
W.J. (Dub) White- 158 (early votes), 32 (election day)
Aaron Meeks- 124 (early votes), 44 (election day)
Paul Young- 140 (early votes), 27 (election day)
Todd Van Dyne- 99 (early votes), 35 (election day)

Thomas, Sullivan, and Hutchins will each serve a two year term, beginning July 1st.

The new Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consist of Mayor Taft Hendrixson and Aldermen, Thomas, Sullivan, Hutchins, Cecil Burger, and Steve White.

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