Ruby Valley Municipal Elections

Most positions unchallenged

In municipal balloting around the Ruby Valley Tuesday, most positions were uncontested, but in Sheridan, incumbent Dean Derryberry prevailed in the mayor's race, 166-87, over Michael Lauren. Elected to the town council there were Paul Kramer, with 198 votes, and Mark McLaughlin, 191.

Thomas Hyndman was given the nod by Twin Bridges voters, receiving 91 votes, while David Albert Banks Jr., 81 votes, Matthew Greemore, 78, and David Smith, 93, won the open council seats.

The most crowded ballot in the area saw, Robert L. Erdall, 98 votes, and Justin Gatewood, 91, elected to two-year terms on the Virginia City commission. Barbara L. Smith received 29 votes.

Taking the three 4-year terms there will be Scott Petersen, 100 votes, Erin Leonard, 87, and Scott Kelley, 72. The unsuccessful candidates were Janet Allestad, 31 votes, David Bacon, 38, James Sschaak, 12, and Lois Yenney, 14.