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Light turnout seen in town elections

SoVaNow.com / May 07, 2014
Voter turnout on Tuesday was tepid in town elections around Mecklenburg County, even where races were contested.

Jason Corwin, Mecklenburg County General Registrar, noted that “as of 12:00 p.m., turnout was about 1 percent.” In one precinct in Clarksville, the turnout as of 5:00 p.m. had only risen to 2 percent.

Even competitive elections for La Crosse and Boydton town council seats did little to spark the interest of voters in those towns.

Without opposition, the following candidates were set to be re-elected:

In Chase City, Eddie Bratton will continue to serve as Mayor, and James Bohannon, Brenda Hatcher and Winthy Hatcher, Jr. will retain their seats on Council.

In Clarksville, Mayor Kevin Allgood and all of the existing council members — Carolyn Hite, Bill Nunn, Mike Sizemore, Connie Torres, Chris Clarke and Glenn Jurczyk — ran for re-election without opposition.

South Hill was set to see the return of council members Lillie Feggins-Boone, Mike Moody, Leroy Sasser and Ben Taylor.

Boydton residents were set to elect a new Mayor, Thomas “Tommy” C. Coleman III. Coleman vacated his seat on Council to run unopposed for Mayor, which leaves a vacancy that could be filled by the fourth place finisher in the election for council.

Vying for the three seats on Town Council that were listed on the ballot were incumbents William H. “Bill” Coleman, Ronny C. Worley and Johnny Kirkland, and challenger Charles Rouse.

While turnout was low, the election returns were not available at press time on Tuesday.

In La Crosse, four candidates vied for three seats on council. Seeking re-election were incumbents F.A. Hendrick and Jeff Edmonds. Hoping to retain the seat to which he was appointed was G. Bryant Thomas; the three Council holdovers were joined on the ballot by newcomer Thomas Tanner.

Brodnax is the only local town which holds its municipal elections in the fall. Although part of Brodnax lies in Mecklenburg, officially it is part of Brunswick County.

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