Connie Meredith elected to Benton City council

BENTON CITY -- Benton City voters elected Connie Meredith for Position 4 on the city council Tuesday, while endorsing Mayor Lloyd Carnahan, Position 3 candidate Bob Bruce and Position 5 candidate Honda Johnson, who were unopposed on the ballot.

Meredith received 181 votes for nearly 49 percent, besting Karen Merritt's 68 votes at 18 percent, Rick Eder's 62 votes for almost 17 percent and Garry Griffiths' 61 votes for 16 percent.

The four Position 4 candidates were late filers who did not enter the race until after the Aug. 16 primary.