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Election results

January 15, 2011

Election Results for KCBS 2011 Board of Directors

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is proud to announce the results for the 2011 Board of Directors Election.

The top four candidates by number of votes have been elected to serve a three year term to the KCBS Board of Directors:

Randy Bigler               Receives 1007 votes, 38.87% of the total


Mark Simmons            Receives  989  votes, 38.17% of the total


Mike Budai                 Receives  916  votes,  35.35% of the total


Tana Shupe                 Receives  910  votes,  35.12% of the total


In addition the fifth candidate by number of votes, has been elected to serve a remaining two year term to the KCBS Board of Directors:


Arlie Bragg                 Receives  811  votes,  31.30% of the total


The remaining candidates received the following votes:

Thom Emery     Receives  644 votes, 24.86% of the total

Ford Alison       Receives  625 votes, 24.12% of the total

Sonny Ashford  Receives  588 votes, 22.69% of the total

Jim Stancil         Receives  518 votes, 19.99% of the total

Dale Newstrom  Receives  513 votes, 19.80% of the total

John Kirby         Receives  402 votes, 15.52% of the total

Scott Kuklin       Receives  288 votes, 11.12% of the total

Election Statistics:

Total ballots returned = 2591
Total number of eligible voters =  14060
Percent of ballot return = 18.43%

The Board of Kansas City Barbeque Society wishes to thank Ed Roith and Carol Whitebook for their dedication and service to the Board and members of KCBS as their terms expire.  We know we will continue to see them serving our organization in other capacities in future years.


The Board of Directors wishes to thank all the members who took the time to vote and support our great organization.

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