Two women elected to Cortez fire district

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Diane Fox votes in the Cortez Fire District election. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal Diane Fox votes in the Cortez Fire District election.

Two women now serve on the Cortez Fire Protection District board.

Fewer than 200 ballots were cast to decide Tuesday’s election.

Unofficial results for the election were received about 8 p.m. Tuesday, just one hour after the polls closed. Candidate James Kent Lindsay received the highest number of total votes at 106; Diane Fox, 92 votes; and Sherri Wright, 82 votes. All three will serve a four-year term.

“There are more than 10,000 registered voters,” said election official Wendy Mimiaga. “We had a total of 167 ballots that were voted. It was a poor turnout.”

Mimiaga said a total of 12 ballots remain in the hands of veterans serving overseas. They have eight days to return the ballots.

“The election cannot be certified until after that eight-day deadline,” said Mimiaga.

Losing candidates Jerry Ayers received 70 votes; Larry D. Sharp, 65; and Nick Randall, 56 votes.

tbaker@cortezjournal.com