New faces coming to Laurens CPW, Clinton City Council

Mar 08 Written by 

Incumbents and newcomers fared well on Tuesday night after the unofficial results were tabulated in the Laurens County municipal election.

Turnout was low with just 12.75 percent of registered voters going to the polls. Out of 8,324 registered voters, 1,061 cast a ballot on Tuesday.

Jeff Thompson easily defeated Tim Pulley and Suzanne Lowry for Laurens CPW-District 2. Thompson collected 332 votes (62.29 percent) to Pulley (104) and Lowry (92).

Brenda Curry will return to Laurens CPW-District 1 after defeating Scott Tollison 106-40.

For Clinton City Council, Danny Cook will return in District 1 after defeating James Hayes 68-2. Hayes withdrew from the race last month but still remained on the ballot.

Robbie Neal got the one vote she needed to stay out of a runoff after defeating incumbent Mary Jean Byrd and Sasha Cotton for Clinton City Council District 3. Neal got 44 votes to Byrd’s 39 and Cotton’s 4.

Ronnie Roth defeated incumbent Norman Scarborough 76-47 for Clinton City Council District 5.

Marian Miller will return to Laurens City Council-District 1 after defeating Tony Bailey and Phillip McClintock. Miller received 52 votes, while Bailey received 28 and McClintock got 10.

In Cross Hill, Randy Bishop will be the mayor after defeating Bobby Kersey 69-10. Town Council members will be Beverly Lindsay Jones (70 votes), Charles Bartee (63 votes), David Coleman (52 votes) and Brett Davis (49 votes). Those four received the most votes, while Robin Whiteford Quinton (23 votes) and Malachi Dressel (20 votes) were defeated.

The results are unofficial and will be certified later this week.  

Election results by precinct

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