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  • Upset in Rolla council election

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  • Three of the four Rolla City Council incumbents who faced opposition in the Tuesday election were sent back for two-year terms.
     
    Carrolyn Bolin, though, lost a close race in Ward 5 with challenger Brian Woolley. The vote was 57-50. One write-in vote was cast.
     
    “I wish him well,” said Bolin, who noted she enjoyed her two years of service on the council. “I really learned a lot, and I’ll probably try again.”
     
    Meanwhile, Bolin said, she’ll continue to volunteer and work on community projects. Among her activities are work with the Phelps County Community Partnership, the Lyric Live Theatre and the Cancer Gala committee and the Phelps County Fair Board.
     
    Woolley was not available for comment.
     
    Susan Eudaly, appointed last fall after Ward 3 Councilman Gary Hicks won election to the Phelps County Commission, defeated challenger David Nenninger 148-63.
     
    “I’m excited to once again serve the people of Ward 3,” Eudaly said. “I’m looking forward to a great couple of years.”
     
    Eudaly thanked her supporters, and she thanked Nenninger for “running a good, positive race.”
     
    “I hope he continues to be involved in the community,” she said.
     
    Nenninger congratulated Eudaly “and all the other people who serve on the council … I commend the people who serve.”
     
    “I appreciate the votes I did get,” he said.
     
    In Ward 4, Councilman Louis Magdits held off challenger Mike Samaras, 116-73.
     
    “I thank the citizens for giving me an opportunity to continue serving them,” Magdits said. He also thanked Samaras, saying “I appreciate the fact that people are willing to serve. It’s good to have a contested race.”
     
    Samaras could not be reached for comment.
     
    And in Ward 6, Fran Mazanec slipped by challenger Mark Walburg, who held that seat two years ago, 19-13.
     
    Mazanec could not be reached for comment.
     
    “I congratulate Fran,” Walburg said.
     
    In Ward 1, Rhonda Sue Myers ran unopposed to succeed Councilman William Lindgren, who did not run. Incumbent Greg Sawyer in Ward 2 faced no opposition.
     

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