Results for Stafford elections and news about summer youth program
By Karen Daniels
The results are in for the City of Stafford’s special election for the open council seat left by Felecia Evans-Smith and for the two spots on the SMSD Board of Trustees. For City Council, a total of 779 ballots were cast between early voting and election day, with A.J. Honore winning the majority of votes of 471 to Virginia Rosas’ 308. The new Councilman, along with the unopposed Council members, will be sworn in on Wednesday, May 21, at City Hall.
The SMSD Board of Trustee was a very close race. Total votes cast in this election were 1,443. Incumbent Rodney Butler won his position by a landslide of 456 votes. Christopher Caldwell had the second most votes, winning the seat left by Cindy Hoelscher with 309 votes, barely beating Lisa A. Thompson, who had 304. This was truly an election were every vote counted. The meeting to formally canvass the election and swear in the Board members will be on Monday, May 19.
In other City of Stafford/SMSD news
Councilman Cecil Willis has been working non-stop to ensure sponsorship for Stafford youth programs. Details are being finalized for a new summer program with an interlocal agreement between the city and SMSD. The plan is to open the District’s high school gym to Stafford students, residents, city employees and school employees who are 10 years old and up – and for no extra money!
The swimming pass is $10 and that cost will remain, but include the new amenities. A daily guest pass for family or friends can be purchased for $4.
The times of operation are still being worked out for the gym, but being discussed is Monday through Thursday, 1-4pm and 6-8pm. For the last several years this has not been possible due to school construction, with that finally out of the way, kids and families can play and work out with weights, basketball, tennis and swimming, and beat the summer’s heat.
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