INDEPENDENCE — Ward 2 council member Dennis Vaughn was officially unopposed on the ballot — but write-in votes felled him.
Vaughn’s 64 votes weren’t enough to best Jennifer Callahan, who had 94 write-in votes and will take his seat, according to Buchanan County Auditor Cindy Gosse. Two other write-in votes were also recorded.
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In Ward 4, council member Debra Hanna appears to have held onto her seat over challenger Julie Klammer, 97 votes to 82.
The results will be certified after Tuesday’s canvass.