Pawhuska Ward 3 City Councilor Mark Buchanan will retain his seat and newcomer Ward 4 City Council candidate John Brazee will join him without the need for a run-off election, unofficial results indicate Tuesday night.
According to results from the Oklahoma State Election Board with all precincts reporting, Buchanan won over 69 percent of the vote to retain his seat. Challengers John Moreland garnered just over 17 percent of the vote and Chris Brown received just over 13 percent.
In the Ward 4 race, Brazee won over 51 percent of the vote, the unofficial results show. With all precincts reporting, Kyle Yount received 31 percent of the vote and Jamie S. Malone gained 17 percent of the vote.
Below is the vote total for each office, according to the Election Board:
Pawhuska City Council Ward 3 (2 of 2 precincts reporting)Mark Buchanan (I), 419 votes, 69.14 percent John Moreland, 107 votes, 17.66 percent Chris Brown, 13.20 percent
Pawhuska City Council Ward 4 (2 of 2 precincts reporting)John Brazee, 313 votes, 51.74 percent Kyle Yount, 189 votes, 31.24 percent Jamie S. Malone, 103 votes, 17.02 percent
The results are expected to be certified by the Osage County Election Board no later than Friday. For full coverage, pick up a copy of the Feb. 21 edition of the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.