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Four Shoshoni Town Council candidates advance to general

Aug 23, 2012 - From staff reports

Two candidates were eliminated from the Shoshoni Town Council race Tuesday, leaving four people including two incumbents to continue campaigning through the Nov. 6 general election.

Ken Cundall earned the most votes in the primary, with 70 ballots cast in his favor. The 75-year-old incumbent said he is seeking another four years on the council because there are infrastructure projects he wants to see completed in Shoshoni, from sewer repairs to street upgrades.

Cundall has served nearly 16 years on the Town Council, including earlier terms in the 1980s and 1990s. Before retiring, he worked for 30 years for the state on parks and historical sites.

At 56 votes, newcomer Darla Keever also will progress to the general election. This was the 54-year-old's first year seeking public office, though she has lived in Shoshoni for seven years and has been involved in the community as a volunteer. She also works at the local Senior Citizen Center.

Keever said she would like to see more development of tourism in the area, and she wants to attract more families to Shoshoni.

Another incumbent, Bill Marcus, received 50 votes. He served on the Council 2000-2004 and 2008-2012.

The final candidate who will appear on ballots in November is Brandy Hague, who saw 44 votes cast in her favor.

Gary Weisz and Dave Wood will not advance to the general election. They earned 31 votes and 13 votes, respectively.

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