Write-in votes makes Rhoads Tracy’s mayor

With no candidates on the ballot in the April 3 election, the City of Tracy has elected a familiar face to the mayor’s post through write-in votes.

Rita Rhoads received 27 of the 3e write-in votes tallied in Tracy last week. Daniel George received five votes and Jacob McCullough received one vote.

Rhoads made headlines in 2012 for hiring her son-in-law to perform work for the city by fixing a sign damaged by a truck — an act in violation of the nepotism clause of the Missouri Constitution. Platte County judge Lee Hull, now retired, removed her from office. A later appeal of the removal was rejected in the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Rhoads, who has a long history of serving in office in Tracy, later returned to office as an alderman, and now has been re-elected as mayor.

Kristi George and Laura Colstion were also elected as aldermen.