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April 4, 2023 Election Races and Issues: Check out Sample Ballots Here

Tuesday is Election Day in the Ozarks, with many communities and school districts deciding races and money issues, as well as other ballot measures.

Before heading to the polls, check out sample ballots for Greene, Christian, Webster, and Taney Counties.

Tuesday night, after the polls close at 7:00 p.m., click here to follow the latest returns from the Greene County Clerk’s Office.

Below is a list of the major races and ballot measures we’ll be following Tuesday.

We’ll have results here and on 93-3 A-M 560 KWTO as they come in Tuesday night.

Mayor/City Council Races:

Springfield Mayor’s Race:

  • Ken McClure
  • Melanie Bach

Springfield City Council General Seat C:

  • Callie Carroll
  • Jeremy Dean

Springfield City Council General Seat D:

  • Derek Lee
  • Bruce K. Adib-Yazdi

Springfield City Council Zone 3:

  • Brandon Jenson
  • David Nokes

Ozark Mayor’s Race:

  • Eddie Campbell
  • David T. Snider
  • Donald Currence

City of Ozark Ward 2 Alderman:

  • Jim Price
  • Joshua C. Tuning
  • Jean Ann Hutchinson

Branson Mayor’s Race:

  • Larry Milton
  • Karen Best
  • Charles Rodriguez

City of Marshfield West Ward Alderman:

  • Robert V. Boggs
  • Earl Terrill

School Board Races:

Springfield School Board Race (2 voted in):

  • Landon McCarter
  • Shurita Thomas-Tate
  • Judy Brunner
  • Chad Rollins

Republic School Board Race (3 voted in):

  • Denny Lawson
  • John Parker
  • Terry McConnell
  • Adam Poulson

Willard School Board Race (3 voted in):

  • Jason Dixon
  • Sutton Berry
  • Lacee Blunt
  • Eric L. Wilkins
  • Curtis Martin
  • Wesley Burrell

Walnut Grove School Board Race (3 voted in):

  • Diane R. Smith
  • Jeffrey Daniel Kruger
  • Jeremy Kelley
  • Tyler Jeffreys
  • Daphne Wilkins
  • Brandon Chad Simpson

Nixa School Board Race (3 voted in):

  • Heather Zoromski
  • Linda L. Daugherty
  • Alex Bryant
  • Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk
  • Jasen D. Goodall

Ozark School Board Race (3 voted in):

  • Amber Bryant
  • Ralph Phillips
  • Guy Callaway
  • Joey Mills
  • Anthony Petrosino
  • Christina Tonsing
  • Amy S. Wilkerson
  • Jeremy Devoto
  • Lisa Tindall
  • Joshua Hartman

Ballot Issues:

Christian County Sales Tax Issue:

  • 3% county-wide sales tax on all non-medical adult use marijuana sold with the county

City of Springfield Question 3:

  • Repeal of existing 5% hotel/motel/tourist court tax and replace it with a licensing tax at the same 5% rate for hotels, motels and tourist courts and add short-term rentals, such as Airbnb

City of Springfield Question 1:

  • Updates to City Charter, including adding hiring preferences to all honorably discharged military veterans

City of Springfield Question 2:

  • Would allow the City Council to approve acceptance of a bid and entry into a contract with the successful bidder in the same meeting.

City of Nixa Question:

  • 0.75% general sales tax to improve public safety, including hiring additional police officers and construction of a new headquarters.

City of Marshfield Proposition:

  • Half cent general sales tax to improve public safety, including hiring additional police officers and staff.

City of Clever Proposition:

  • Half cent general sales tax to improve public safety, including hiring additional police officers and staff.

City of Ozark Question:

  • 3% sales tax on all retail sales of non-medical adult use marijuana sold within the city. Tax would fund the police department.

Fire Protection District Ballot Issues:

Willard Fire Protection District: Proposition Fire

  • $10 million bond issue to acquire and renovate fire stations, vehicles and equipment

Fair Grove Fire Protection District: Proposition Fire

  • $3 million bond issue for acquiring, building, improving, equipping and maintaining fire stations.

Billings Fire Protection District: Proposition Fire

  • #3 million bond issue for acquiring, building, improving, equipping and maintaining fire stations.

School District Ballot Issues:

Springfield R-12 School District Proposition S:

  • $220 million to fund school improvements prioritized by a citizen task force that will impact all SPS schools.

Republic R-3 School District Question:

  • $47 million “no tax increase” bond would pay for a new 5th/6th grade building, among other renovations.

Ash Grove R-4 School District Proposition K.I.D.S:

  • $9.4 million bond issue to add six new classrooms, new restrooms and a gymnasium that would double as a storm shelter.

Strafford R-6 School District Proposition K.I.D.S:

  • $10 million bond issue to build classroom additions and renovate the Lucille Cogdill Early Childhood Center.

Strafford R-6 School District Proposition 2:

  • Operating tax levy increase for attracting and retaining quality certified, support and safety faculty and staff.

Nixa Public Schools Question:

  • $47 million bond issue to pay for renovations and add safety features

Marshfield R-1 School District Question:

  • $10 million “no tax increase” bond issue for acquiring, building, repairing, renovating, furnishing and equipping school facilities, including a storm shelter and expanding the agriculture shop.

Fordland R-3 School District Question:

  • Operating tax levy ceiling increase for operating, maintaining and staff school facilities

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