KINGMAN - With early and provisional ballots still outstanding, Erin Cochran and Dick Anderson appear poised to replace Ray Lyons and Kerry Deering on the Kingman City Council.
Tuesday's night's election results showed Cochran and Anderson ahead of incumbent Councilman Lyons and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Allen Mossberg for the two remaining open Council seats, with Cochran securing 2,015 votes, or 26.59 percent, while Anderson managed 2,014 votes, or 26.57 percent.
Lyons, who had been running for a third term on Council, managed 1,658 votes, 21.88 percent, while Mossberg finished with 1,842 votes, 24.3 percent.
The total number of votes cast in Kingman was 4,617, or 28.2 percent of registered voters, a marked improvement over the dismal 11 percent turnout for the March 9 primary election, which saw the re-elections of Vice Mayor Janet Watson and Mayor John Salem, who ran unopposed.
Tuesday's turnout was no doubt aided by the hot button Proposition 100, which failed in Mohave County (46.3 percent yes to 53.7 percent no) but passed statewide.
Cochran and Anderson are expected to take their seats at the June 7 City Council meeting, following the official canvassing of the votes.
Look for additional analysis and candidates' reflections on Tuesday's election in Thursday's edition of the Miner.