Weyer wins primary for at-large council seat



FERDINAND — Ferdinand Town Councilman Ron Weyer drove around town picking up his campaign signs tonight after learning he’d won the primary election for the town’s at-large council seat. It was the first time in the 20 years he’s held the seat that he had to do any campaigning.

Weyer, 64, and Steven Pancake, 50, appeared on the primary ballot for Ferdinand voters. Weyer won with 160 to Pancake’s 32.

Pancake did not return calls for comment this evening.

“I’m glad I got to do some campaigning,” Weyer said. “I learned a long time ago not to take anything for granted.”


Weyer first joined the town council in 2000 and has seen a lot a lot come and go in Ferdinand in the 20 years since then. Right now, he’s most involved with the town’s overhaul of the electric infrastructure. That project replaced equipment the town has had since the 1950s and ’60s, and created a backup system. He’s also involved with the update of the town’s water and sewer infrastructure and the trail project around the Old Town Lake, which his son, Matt, is heading up as president of the Ferdinand Park Board.

All the projects are part of the reason Weyer decided to seek re-election.

Weyer thanked everyone who voted for him today.

“I really appreciated their vote,” he said.

With the primary election behind him, Weyer said, he’s relieved and ready to move on to the general election in November. So far, he is uncontested in that race, as are Clerk-Treasurer Tammy Miller, a Democrat, and Democratic District 2 Councilwoman Debbie Johnson. Republican Don Farina Sr. is challenging incumbent Democrat Ken Sicard for the District 1 council seat.  

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