April 4, 2012
Lee Fritz feeds a ballot into a computer during an official recount Wednesday of the South Callaway Board of Education election that ended in a tie Tuesday for one expiring board member. With him are Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard and Dean Powell. Fritz is vice president of the Callaway County Democratic Club and was the official representative of the Democratic Party in the recount. Powell is chairman of the Callaway County Repubican Committee and was the Republican Party representative in the recount. Both political parties are required by law to have a representative at the recount.
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The importance of a single vote was demonstrated Wednesday when a recount of Tuesday’s South Callaway R-2 School District Board of Education election at Mokane resulted in a one-vote victory for Greg Kimminau.