Allender elected to third term as Mayor
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Incumbent Steve Allender has been elected for a third term as Mayor of Rapid City.
He defeated Natalie Stites Means on Tuesday evening, with unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office showing Allender with 6,237 votes to Stites Means 2,114.
This will be the first time the mayor will serve a four year term, rather than two.
Unofficial city council election results show incumbent Lisa Modrick won over Terra Houska in Ward 1, Bill Evans won over Ramona Herrington in Ward 2, and incumbant Darla Drew won over Cante Heart in Ward 5.
Gregory Strommen had the most votes over Jeffrey Bailie, Stephanie Savoy and Brittany Richman in Ward 3.
Lance Lehmann had the most votes over Tim Johnson and Amanda Scott in Ward 4.
There will be runoff elections in Ward 3 and 4 on June 25, with Gregory Strommen facing Jeffrey Bailie in Ward 3. Lance Lehmann will runoff against Amanda Scott in Ward 4.
Unofficial results from all 24 precincts show that 8,524 ballots were cast, or 19.08 percent of the 44,624 registered voters in Rapid City.
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