Gay, Crowley get most votes in Danville election

May 19, 2004|LIZ MAPLES

Incumbent Jamey Gay captured the most votes Tuesday in the Danville City Commission primary. Jimmy Lehman, a minister and mortgage broker, was eliminated.

The remaining eight candidates will face off for the four seats available on Nov. 2. Voters were allowed to choose up to four candidates from the ballot.

Gay, head athletic trainer at Centre College, received 1,257 votes, or 48 percent.

The other candidates in the November election, listed in order of most votes received Tuesday, will be: incumbent Terry Crowley, Kevin Caudill, Alex Stevens, Tom McKune, Gordon Howe, incumbent Chester Kavanaugh and incumbent Ryan Owens.

Lehman received 422 votes or 16 percent.

The numbers are complete but unofficial from County Clerk Denise Curtsinger.

Election officials could not determine voter turnout in the citywide race. There were 2,624 votes cast, but the county clerk's office has no count of the eligible voters that live inside the city limits.


Crowley, vice-president of a local engineering firm, received 1,240 votes or 47 percent.

Caudill, who served out the incomplete term of his mother, Nancy, when she died, received 1,090 votes or 42 percent; and former Mayor Stevens received 981 votes or 37 percent.

Newcomers McKune, who will soon retire as an administrator from Centre College, received 792 votes or 30 percent; and Howe, retired, received 622 votes or 24 percent.

Kavanaugh, who owns a small businesses, received 587 votes or 22 percent. Owens tallied 489 votes.

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