Mayor Allender handily wins re-election, runoffs in 2 city council races

Steve Allender talks to supporters after winning another term as Rapid City's mayor. (KEVN)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Incumbent Mayor Steve Allender handily won another term in office, defeating challenger Natalie Stites-Means 75 to 25 percent. Allender garnered 6,237 votes to Stites-Means’ 2,114.

In Rapid City council races, there will be runoff elections in wards 3 and 4, where no candidate got 50 percent plus one vote:

Ward 1 - Lisa Modrick defeated Terra Houska.
Ward 2 – Bill Evans won over Ramona Herrington.
Ward 3 – Runoff election between Gregory Strommen and Jeffrey Bailie.
Ward 4 – Runoff between Lance Lehmann and Amanda Scott .
Ward 5 – Darla Drew defeated Cante Heart.

We are still waiting for results of Meade and Hill City school board elections.