Final Numbers in; Johnson, Figueroa Face Runoff; Rolle Cruises


All three precincts are reporting and the Brunswick Mayor's race is headed for a runoff. Because the field held eight candidates, a runoff was the presumed conclusion of the tally, but the question was which two of the eight would square off. Throughout the evening the top two vote-getters in the mayor's race were Cosby Johnson and Ivan Figueroa, and that's how the count ended. Johnson garnered 40.9% of the vote, while Figueroa tallied 20.5%. Sitting commissioner Vincent Williams was third with 13.3%, followed closely by Reverend John Perry II, who pulled in 12.45%. The rest of the field was much farther behind the top four and consisted of Travis "Slim" Riddle with 6.65%, Robbie Tucker with 3.2%, Helen Rachel Ladson with 2%, and Ann Senior with 0.9%. Turnout was an anemic 17.2%.

Johnson and Figueroa will face each other in a runoff on November 30th.

The other seat that was contested was the North Ward seat being vacated by Vincent Williams as he threw his hat in the ring for the mayor's seat. A four-person race lent the possibility that this race, too, could result in a runoff, but candidate Kendra Leola Rolle ensured a turnout that prevented overtime, pulling in 55.5% of the votes cast. 50% plus one vote were required in order to avoid a runoff. The other candidates in the race were Gary Cook, who grabbed 21.8% of the vote, Neil Foster, who delivered 18%, and Earnest "Peewee" Culbreath who only managed to scare up 4.7% of the vote. Rolle will assume the North Ward seat when the new City Commission is seated next year.


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