Silt voters want Moore for mayor
Post Independent Staff
SILT ” Longtime mayor John Evans is out and town trustee Dave Moore will now take over as the mayor of Silt following the unofficial results of Tuesday’s municipal election.
Of the three candidates running for mayor, Moore received 173 votes; Evans, 151; and Ron Morgan, 120 votes in the mail-in ballot election.
“I feel great ” I feel very humble to be voted into a position like this,” Moore said. “It’s like a dream come true. I worked real hard at it and it proved to be very beneficial.”
Moore has served the last two years as a town trustee after running as a write-in candidate in 2004.
He expressed gratitude to Evans and Morgan for a “good, tight race” and called both candidates “very capable.”
He credits his victory to the town needing “a change” on the board of trustees.
Evans, who has served on the town board for the last 10 years ” the last five as mayor ” admitted to being somewhat disappointed at the outcome.
“I can’t say I don’t feel some disappointment, but I kind of feel the closing of one door opens another,” Evans said. “I’m looking forward to another chapter. I was well-
prepared to win or lose. I won’t have any trouble filling that void.”
As far as any future involvement in town politics, he said he would wait and see how it goes.
Morgan, who has served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past year, said he felt Moore would be an excellent mayor.
“I’ll support him any way that I can,” Morgan said. “This (campaign) was a new experience for me and I enjoyed myself.”
Morgan said he intends to throw his name in the hat for an opening on the board which recently came about due to the death of trustee Dennis Mahan.
Four town trustee candidates running for four vacant seats were also voted onto the board. Meredith Robinson garnered the most votes with 295; Doug Williams had 265; Tod Tibbetts had 241; and Bobby Hays had 220.
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