In Bowman, a relatively low voter turnout was the storyline that played second fiddle to the much anticipated race for the position of Bowman City Mayor.
The race featured Incumbent Pamela Johnson squaring off against current Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons.
Twenty minutes after polls closed the Mayor’s race results were announced, and showed that Pete Gibbons claimed 87 votes (53%) to Mayor Pamela Johnson’s 77 votes (47%).
Speaking after the election, Gibbons said he is looking forward to continuing to do great things for the city of Bowman.
“Well I am honored that my neighbors in Bowman chose me to be their next mayor, I think we ran a clean race and we did our best to talk to as many people as we could”, expressed Gibbons last night. “I am just grateful for the support my community has shown me, and I look forward to doing some great things in this town.”
Also up for grabs in the Bowman election were three council seats.
Since Bowman does not have wards or districts, the top three vote receiving candidates were elected to the seats.
The final vote tally for the council seat races are as follows, Betty Jo Maxwell with 102 votes, Calvin Bridges with 101 votes, Rachel Felice snagged 96 votes, Scott Harpold claimed 79 votes, and Marion Herring rounded out the five candidates with 68 votes.
Also speaking after the election, Incumbent Councilmember Betty Jo Maxwell said she is looking towards the future.
“It is my hope that the people of Bowman will all work together, love each other, and forget the past and move forward”, said Maxwell. “We may not agree on everything, lets stay focused on accomplishing good things for Bowman.”
Total amount of ballots cast in the Bowman election came in at 164 total votes, out of a potential 455 registered voters or a 36% voter turnout.