One runoff ahead: Clark re-elected E.B. mayor

Published 5:44 am Wednesday, August 27, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell and Kerry Whipple Bean
Just two candidates will continue campaigning in area municipal races, with Fred Barton and Terrence Breckenridge in a runoff for Brewton City Council District 5.
Meanwhile, several other city council candidates ran close races, and East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark won re-election in a landslide.
Clark said he is looking forward to doing more to make East Brewton attractive to businesses that are looking for a place to locate.“When I meet with the new council, our goals will continue to be to stress getting small business into our city,” Clark said. “That will help bring our revenue up and allow us to give our citizens good service. All I want to do is help and make a better East Brewton.”
Clark's sentiments were expressed by other winners in Tuesday's vote.
Barton and Breckenridge said they were ready to keep campaigning.
Breckenridge said he looked forward to meeting even more residents in District 5.
Dennis Dunaway, a former council member, beat Shannon Hall for the Brewton District 1 seat being vacated by Ann Marie Sasser.
Brewton District 2 incumbent Frank Cotten beat Frank Nalty in a close race.
Incumbent Cary Barton beat Bill Littles for the Brewton District 3 seat. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
Joseph Nathan Watson earned the majority of votes in the Brewton District 4 race, meaning there was no need for a runoff against either Lawrence Jolly or incumbent William McGhee. He also could not be reached for comment.
Other East Brewton races
Returning to his fourth term as East Brewton councilman for place 5, Wayne Howard is looking for a good future for the city he serves.
Ned Sibert will continue serving on the East Brewton council in the place 1 seat. Sibert said he is ready to work and thanked his opponent for running a good campaign.
In East Brewton place 2, Kenny Hultz will retain his seat at the council table for his third term in the office.
Winners for East Brewton places 3 and 4 are newcomers to the city's governing body. LuDon Simmons defeated Lamar Revel for the place 3 spot with Bob Arrant defeating Dewayne King for the place 4 spot. Simmons will take over the position currently held by Byron Palmer with Arrant taking the seat of Henry Hooks at the council table.
Arrant said he is also excited about sitting at the table to do what he can to see East Brewton move forward.

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