Cantin, Little win Graham city councilmen positions
The May general election ended Saturday with elections being held for the city of Graham, city of Olney, Olney ISD and city of Newcastle, which had candidates other than the incumbents file to run in Young County.
Early voting was held April 19-23 at three locations throughout Young County. Early voting had a low turnout with 383 voters casting their vote out of 7,650 registered voters in the county, or a 5% turnout for early voting. The unofficial results from the Young County Election office stated 822 voters out of the 7,650 registered voters turned out overall, or a 10% overall election turnout.
City of Graham
The city of Graham had places 3 and 4 expire May 2021, which were held by council members Kyle Peavy and Lee Boyd, respectively. Peavy chose not to run for another term in the May election and Jack Little filed as the sole candidate to take the position. Boyd completed his third term and was ineligible to run for another term.
Candidates Tom Green and Randy Cantin faced off in the election for Boyd’s seat. Cantin won 63.8% of the total vote with 238 votes, while Green received 37.2% of the vote with 141 votes. Little was the sole candidate who filed for the position and received 100% of the vote for the Graham City Council place 3 position.
For the rest of the story, see the May 5 edition of The Graham Leader.