Sales tax passes
Percifield retains seat at commissioners' table
by C.F. David
The continuation of the two percent sales tax, passed easily Tuesday night. The unofficial count showed 849 for the sales tax in support of Cimarron Memorial Hospital and 208 against. The tax will help pay the bills at the hospital which has been in financial straits for several years.
In other races, Incumbent Bill Percifield, Cimarron County Commissioner for District Three stood off the challenge of Ernest Ray Eslinger. Percifield raked in 59.04 percent of the vote with 222 ballots to Eslinger's 154 votes and 40.96 percent.
In the state races, Cimarron County solidly went behind Rep. Challenger Ernest Istook, 705 to Dem. Incumbent Brad henry's 353 votes.
For Lt. Gov., Rep. Todd Hiett, picked up 688 votes, Dem. Jari Askins pulled 298 and Ind. E.Z. Million, received 59.
For Auditor, Rep. Challenger Gary Jones got 646 in comparison to Dem. Incumbant Jeff McMahan's 380.
For Attorney General, Rep. Challenger James Dunn lassoed 666 votes to Incumbent Dem. Drew Edmondson's 375.
For State Treasure, Rep. Challanger Howard Barnett pulled 652 votes to Incumbant Dem. Scott Meacham's 374.
For U.S. Rep., Incumbant Rep. Frank Lucas won handily against challanger Sue Barton, 834 to 207.
For Corporation Commission, Rep. Bob Anthony pulled in 701 to De. Cody Graves 315.
Insurance Comm. Challanger Rep. Bill Case, De. Kim Holland, 345.
Comm Labor, Brenda Reneau, 688, Lloyd Fields, 337.
Supt. Schools, Rep. Bill Crozier, 593, Sandy Garrett, 452 .
Of the county's 2,059 registered voters, 1,096 voted.
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