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April 5, 2020

On this date ...

1975: A Farwell man won a seat on the City Council, defeating five other candidates. All six were write-ins because no candidate filed before the deadline.

Ralph Franse, manager of a Farwell irrigation equipment company, harnessed 146 votes to capture the position. James Craig was second with 72 votes.

“The election attracted a total of 234 voters, one of the largest turnouts in recent Farwell history,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

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