Rhome voters oust two incumbents

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Two incumbent city council members were out by the time polls closed Saturday night in Rhome.

The six-person race was for three seats on the council. Of the three incumbents on the ballot, only one, Louis Godfrey, won re-election.

Godfrey got the most total votes with 89 or 24.65 percent. Two current members of the Parks and Recreation Board, Ronnie Moore and Charles Pennington, won the other two spots with 75 and 74 votes, respectively.

Incumbents Cole Blanche and Chris Graves received 54 and 50 votes, respectively. Patti Mitchell received the lowest total with 19 or 5.26 percent.

Pennington rejoins the council after losing an election two years ago. Moore has not served on the council before but he acquired a reputation as volunteer around town with his help on the last two Pioneer Days festivals and with the Rhome Senior Citizens Group.

The newly elected councilmen will soon get their chance to serve. The council has called a special session to canvass votes at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at City Hall.

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