Garrison to step in as Hartselle Mayor

Charley Gaines

Hartselle Enquirer

 

UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS AS OF TUESDAY, 8 P.M.

Signs around Hartselle have been up for weeks, and finally on Tues., Aug. 23, the actual numbers depicting the results of the electoral equivalent of Usain Bolt’s Olympic win days before came in with Randy Garrison coming across the finish line as mayor of Hartselle.

Garrison’s final push in the last leg of the race earned him a total of 1,665 votes or 61.64 percent support from the City of Hartselle.

Outgoing mayor Bill Smelser came out of the election with 894 votes, 33.1 percent; Dr. Max Merrill got 142 of the overall votes, 5.26 percent.

For Place 5 in Hartselle, there will be a run-off election between Matthew Broom and Daniel Crowe, both would-be freshman on the city’s council as incumbent Kenneth “Ken” Doss loses his spot in the closest race in the election. Broom collected 834 of the votes, 34.11 percent; Crowe pulled in 916 votes, 37.46 percent; Doss barely slipped out of his council seat with 695 votes with 28.43 percent.

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Gill came out on top over incumbent candidate Jerry Putman for Place 3. Gill got 1,737 votes, 69.07 percent. Putman got 778 votes in Tuesday’s election, 30.93 percent.

Former Hartselle City Councilwoman Virginia Alexander reclaimed a seat with 1,615 votes for her to fill Place 4, 63.48 percent of the vote. Michael “Mike”

Terry, also running for Place 4, got 929 votes or 36.52 percent.

Falkville had the promise of a new mayor in this election as Bob Ramey stepped down from his position. An insanely close race between David Carroll and Ken Winkles had Carroll at 130 votes and Winkles at 131. Currently, unofficial results have Falkville’s new mayor as Winkles.

For Falkville’s Place 2 position, Alton Hill got 132 votes over Bob Ramey’s 122 votes. Charlie Gover takes Place 3 for Falkville’s town council with 152 votes over Justin Powell’s 106.

Priceville only had one position on the town’s council that was contested. Place 1 in Priceville goes to Joe Libsco who gathered 246 votes throughout the day. Incumbent Larry Waddell got 95 votes in the election and Mike Throneberry got 30 votes from Priceville residents.

These numbers come to the Hartselle Enquirer as unofficial municipal election results. Further details, official numbers and Municipal Election Day follow-up stories will be released in the coming days.

 

 

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