Brewton, East Brewton election totals

Published 9:45 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Yank Lovelace won a second term as Brewton’s mayor, while the city council will feature three new members.

Lovelace defeated local businessman Frank Nalty 964 to 736. In boxes for District No. 1 and 2, Lovelace claimed 439 votes to Nalty’s 411, and in Districts No. 3 and 4, Lovelace claimed 307 to Nalty’s 181. In the Alco box, Lovelace took 186 votes to Nalty’s 121 votes. In absentee ballots, Lovelace earned 32 votes while Nalty earned 23.

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“I am both humbled by the faith placed in me by the people of this city I love so dearly, and energized to keep moving Brewton forward,” Lovelace said after his win. “I would like to thank those who voted for me, and assure those who did not that I intend to keep working for all our citizens to make a great city even better.”

Nalty expressed his thanks to supporters.

“I thank the people of Brewton who voted for me, and those who didn’t, I hope to gain your confidence and support over the next four years,” Nalty said. “(Lovelace) did an excellent job in his capacity so far, and I wish him and all the candidates my best.”

In District No. 1, Carrie Brown, former T.R.  Miller principal, defeated the incumbent Pat Poole, 347 to 158.

In District No. 2, the three way race among Cleo McClain Jr., retired Brewton fire chief Lawrence Weaver and local businessman Dale Yoder ended with Weaver claiming the victory, 236 to McClain’s 72 and Yoder’s 31.

In District No. 3, retired Brewton city clerk John Angle was defeated by retired Brewton police officer Feast Broughton, 82 to 174.

In District No. 4, the incumbent Joe Watson defeated Patrick Hendreith 156 votes to 70.

In District No. 5, the incumbent Fred Barton defeated Shawn Lundy 173 to 133.

City Clerk Steve Yuhasz said voter turnout came in at an estimated 40 percent.

“I would say it was ‘average’ at best,” Yuhasz said. “Any time you have these races on the ballot, people are going to turn out.”