McCollum elected mayor of St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS – During the election, Steve McCollum earned the most votes, making him the next “unofficial” mayor. McCollum will be sworn in and take the seat in January.
The Lake County Election Office counted the ballots for the St. Ignatius Municipal General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and reported the unofficial results for the mail-in election by 8 p.m.
Mayor Charley Gariepy decided not to run again this year after about a dozen years on the board. Three people including McCollum were in the race for the position.
McCollum received 89 votes, which gave him 52 percent of the total count. Willy Long was also in the race for the mayor’s seat, and he received forty votes, which was 23 percent of the total. Daniel Thompson picked up 39 votes for a total of 22 percent.
Two seats on the town council were also on the ballot. Annie Morigeau will take one of those seats with 86 votes, which gives her 50 percent of the total. Chris Heffern will take the second seat with 75 votes for 44 percent of the total.
Ralph Foster had 68 votes and 40 percent of the total while C. Douglas Morigeau had 43 votes for 25 percent and Roger Lemon received 30 votes with 17 percent of the total.
The election office will soon canvas the ballots and make the election official by ensuring that each vote was included in the results.