Jim Dodson, Chuck Hope, and Hans Vogel won the three open seats on Oak Ridge City Council, according to unofficial results in Anderson and Roane counties.
Dodson, a Jefferson Middle School art teacher who has been heavily involved in community and volunteer activities, received a total of 6,902 votes, including 5,957 in Anderson County and 945 in Roane County. He collected the most votes in Anderson County.
Hope, the only incumbent in the race, received 6,040 votes, with 5,016 in Anderson County and 1,024 in Roane County. He was the top vote-getter in Roane County.
Vogel, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory employee who, like Dodson, was making his first run for a City Council seat, earned 4,439 votes, with 3,568 in Anderson County and 871 in Roane County.
That was enough to eclipse Anne Garcia Garland, a former City Council member who led Vogel in Anderson County after Election Day votes were counted (with a total of 3,701 votes) but trailed in Roane County (with 576). She finished fourth.
The unofficial results have been posted after all 27 precincts were counted in Anderson County and all 24 were counted in Roane County.
Behind Garcia Garland, finishing fifth, was construction superintendent Joe Lee, who collected 3,231 votes (2,775 in Anderson County and 456 in Roane County).
Oak Ridge High School senior Mark LeNoir was sixth, receiving 3,252 votes (2,813 in Anderson and 439 in Roane), and Wende Doolittle was last with 2,128 votes (1,819 and 309).
Two incumbents, Trina Baughn and Charlie Hensley, did not seek re-election to the seven-member City Council.
In Roane County, 4,620 votes were cast for Oak Ridge City Council, with more than three-quarters of them cast during early voting. In Anderson County, 25,649 votes were cast in Oak Ridge City Council races, with 68 percent of them cast during early voting.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
See the Anderson County Election Commission results here.
See the Roane County Election Commission results here.
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