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Posted on: May 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Unofficial results reported in City Council election

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All four incumbents who sought re-election to City Council won another four-year term, with the fifth seat going to developer Madison Whittle, according to unofficial election results reported Tuesday.

The incumbents were the Rev. Larry Campbell Jr., Sherman Saunders, Fred Shanks and Lee Vogler.

Vogler led the field, with an unofficial tally of 3,209 votes. He was followed by Whittle with 3,062 votes; Saunders, 2,982 ballots; Campbell, 2,827; and Shanks, 2,737.

There were 11 candidates for the five seats. Councilman Buddy Rawley did not seek re-election.

For the winning candidates, their four-year term begins July 1, at which time they will join James Buckner, John Gilstrap, Alonzo Jones and Dr. Gary Miller, all of whom have two years remaining on their four-year term.

City Council is the governing body of the City of Danville. It is comprised of nine people, elected at large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council elects the mayor and vice mayor from its membership. These officials serve two-year terms.

In the Treasurer’s race, Sheila Williamson-Branch won with 2,984 votes, according to unofficial results. Alvis McFarling finished second with 1,617 votes, followed by Susan Davis with 1002 votes.

Four candidates ran for the four Danville School Board seats: Terri Hall, Jeffrey Hubbard, Ed Polhamus and Renee Hughes.

Unofficial election results....
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