Suwannee Democrat


March 10, 2014

Incumbent Kathy Avriett keeps District 5 seat in Jasper city election

Two out of four charter amendments pass

Live Oak —

The city of Jasper March 4 city council election results are in with incumbent Kathy Avriett beating her opponents to retain her seat for District 5. Also, two charter amendments passed, while two failed.

There were a total of 58 votes for the District 5 seat. Kathy Avriett received 23 votes, Gordon D. Rogers came in with 14 votes and Geadon Smith received 21 votes.

Incumbent LaBarfield Bryant was the only one to qualify for Seat 1, so he ran unopposed and will keep his seat on the council.

Also on the ballot were city charter amendments with 113 citizens casting their votes.

  1. Amending masculine pronoun to gender-neutral pronoun when describing mayor and removal of duty as municipal judge located within Section 11- 75 voted yes and 37 voted no.
  2. Amending Article III of the charter concerning elections - 51 voted yes and 61 voted no.
  3. Amending Section 10 of the charter concerning council salary - 52 voted yes and 60 voted no.
  4. Amending Section 2 of the charter concerning land boundaries of the city - 69 voted yes and 43 voted no.

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