About 6,400 Edmondites voted in municipal elections today, with Dan O’neil winning the mayoral election. David Chapman and Josh Moore won city council elections in Wards 1 and 2, respectively.
Ward general elections in Edmond are open to city-wide voting. While the primaries are ward-specific, the idea behind city-wide ward general elections is to prevent ward politics from determining the outcomes.
All election results at this point are unofficial.
Dan O’neil wins mayoral race
Candidate Dan O’neil, 72, beat his deceased opponent in Tuesday night’s election, receiving 67 percent of the vote. Charles Lamb was the incumbent mayor, but died in December. His name still appeared on the ballot, however.
O’neil previously served as mayor of Edmond from 2007 to 2009.
If Lamb had won, the task would then fall to the city council to appoint a new mayor. He received 32.6 percent of the popular vote in the primaries to O’neil’s 55.9.
Chapman bests Denton in Ward 1
“We’ve seen some improvement but we have to complete the transportation projects including the intelligent streetlights that we need to have throughout the city,” Chapman said in a previous interview with NonDoc. “We also have some wastewater and street projects that need to be finished. We can’t continue to grow unless we do it properly.”
Moore beats Thomas in Ward 2
Moore, a custom home builder, spoke with NonDoc last week about his candidacy and plans for Ward 2.
“It’s no secret that’s where we have a lot of room land wise for growth, but it’s also where a lot of our natural beauty is,” Moore said. “As far as Ward 2 goes, I’m completely focused on future planning and zoning code and how we can keep that area beautiful as it grows.”