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Election results: Mayors re-elected, bag ban rejected…

In city elections across the state yesterday, some notable outcomes: In Hailey, a ban on plastic grocery bags pushed by local high school students failed 864-620, according to the Idaho Mountain Express, while Ketchum voters rejected a switch to a city manager form of government. In Eagle, appointed mayor Jim Reynolds easily turned back a challenge from Idaho Republican Party chairman and Eagle city councilman Norm Semanko, 78 percent to 22 percent. Meridian Mayor Tammy deWeerd was handily re-elected, and longtime Hayden Mayor Ron McIntyre polled more than 60 percent in his re-election bid.

Dan Gookin bested former state Rep. George Sayler for a Coeur d'Alene City Council seat as critics of McEuen Field renovation plans cruised to victory, while a sewer bond passed in Worley and a fire protection bond in St. Maries. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter polled nearly 75 percent in winning his re-election bid, and former longtime Kuna Mayor Greg Nelson defeated the incumbent to regain the office. Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey writes today that the results show voters' anger at incumbents nationally doesn't translate to their home turf; you can read his take here.
  


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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