By Simone Wichers-Voss
Usually incumbent elected officials receive the most votes. During the local elections Saturday, Meridian voters went another route – they voted new candidates Shawn Stauffer, Cindy Wallace and Angie Buck into office with 66, 62 and 62 votes respectively. Incumbents Weldon Hamilton and Sonia Monrreal received 20 and 24 votes respectively. The sixth candidate for the three open seats was Elizabeth Davis, receiving 17 votes.
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