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Crawford voters elect four, okay marijuana taxes

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Incumbents Mike Tiedeman and Chris Johnson won re-elections and Ralph Clark and Jessica Hart were elected to serve on the Crawford Town Board.

Tiedeman received 88 votes, or 20.9 percent of the 421 votes cast. Johnson, who was appointed to fill a vacated seat in February 2017, received 83 votes, or 19.71 percent. Ralph Clark received 73 votes (17.34 percent) and Jessica Hart received 16.3 percent, or 70 votes.

Incumbent Jeff Peed, who was appointed to the board in July 2017 following the resignation of Cameron Clark, received 66 votes, 15.68 percent of the total votes, and Julie Kinder received 41 votes (9.74 percent). Trustee Chriss Watters, who was serving a two-year term, did not seek re-election.

Ballot Issue 2A, asking voters to authorize a 5 percent special tax on retail marijuana and marijuana products, passed by a 25 percent margin, with 75 voting for and 45 against. Crawford does not currently allow the sale or manufacturing of marijuana or marijuana products.

Of the 307 registered voters in Crawford, 122 ballots were cast, representing a voter turnout of 39.74 percent. Total voter turnout for Delta County was 38.29 percent.

Trustees will be sworn in at tonight's (Wednesday, April 11) monthly meeting, beginning at 7 p.m.

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