James Hark Elected New Mayor of Hannibal
James Hark garnered nearly 64 percent of the votes in the race for Hannibal Mayor on Tuesday. His challenger, Lou Barta had 36 percent, according to the unofficial results released by the Marion County Clerk. The vote totals were 2,133 for Hark and 1,190 for Barta.
Jim Van Hoose retains his 4th Ward Hannibal City Council seat, defeating challenger John Paul Tomko. Van Hoose received 172 votes compared to Tomko's 140.
Incumbent Mike Dobson ran unopposed for Hannibal's 2nd Ward Council seat. He received 98 percent of the votes cast.
Prop C passed with over 63 % YES votes to just under 37% NO votes. Passage of the Proposition will allow the Hannibal School District to fully eliminate the sales tax rollback in the operating levy. Property taxes are estimated to increase by 35 cents per one-hundred dollars assessed valuation.
Three people competed for two positions on the Hannibal School Board. Linda Clark received 2,540 votes, or just over 40%. J'Nelle Lee came in second with 2,146 votes, just over 34%. Mark Dowil received 1,545 votes, or just under 25%.