I’ll have another post on this later. The turnout was WAY above what I expected, not to mention where it came from. Congratulations to Mayor-elect Kenny Alexander, Councilwoman-elect Andria McClellan, Councilwoman Angelia Graves, and School Board members Noelle Gabriel and Rodney Jordan. My heartfelt thanks to Bob McCabe, Andy Protogyrou, Barclay Winn, Warren Stewart, Billy Cook, Harry David Candela, Kendrick Turner, and Carter Smith.
No upsets here. The mayor ran unopposed. The three incumbent council members and four incumbent school board members were all re-elected.
The city where I was raised has a new mayor as well. Donnie Tuck won decisively over incumbent George Wallace. Voters returned three incumbents to council, but there will be one new face due to the special election held to elect a member for Tuck’s unexpired term. (Tuck had to resign to run for mayor. I find it interesting that Hampton held a special election. I need to figure out why Norfolk couldn’t have done the same for Protogyrou’s seat.) The school board split: two incumbents and two newcomers were elected.
Two of three incumbent council members were re-elected. Losing his bid was vice mayor and North district representative Rob Coleman, who was first elected in 2012. (Every time I see Coleman, I’m reminded of my dear friend, Maria Lopresto. Damn I miss her.) For school board, the North and South districts will have new representatives. Unfortunately, my former student, Curtis Bethany, came up short in the North district.