Former councilman John Staggers will return to Paden City Council representing the Second Ward as he garnered 50 votes in Thursday's election. His competitors, Joel Davis III and former councilman and former mayor William B. Fox got 39 and 38 votes, respectively.
Paden City residents also agreed to a charter amendment on the ballot that will allow the town's Chief of Police to live outside of the municipality. A total of 113 voted for the amendment while 80 opposed the measure.
Totals for unopposed candidates were as follows: Recorder Tamra Billiter, 173; First Ward Councilman Jim Richmond, 38; and Third Ward Councilman Dan Probst, 26.
These totals are still unofficial as the city will canvass the votes on Tuesday and certify them on Friday. Billiter said she doesn't expect the results to change as there was only one provisional ballot.