Young, Broderick, Pryor and Brown win | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 8, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 10:06 am
In a municipal election devoid of a major issue, incumbent Walterboro Mayor Bill Young ran on his record while challenger Marguerite Chrissy Johnson sought votes by promising to work for a Walterboro that restored the positives of a bygone era.
Young sought a third term, highlighting the city’s improved infrastructure, economic development advancements and enhanced quality-of-life initiatives.
Johnson said if elected, she would work to restore the best of a bygone era, envisioning a unified city with good jobs and good schools.
When the votes cast in the Nov. 7 election were counted, the record won out with voters giving Young another four-year term as mayor.
Tuesday’s unofficial vote tally found Young receiving 680 votes to Johnson’s 333.
In the race for Walterboro council, incumbent James Broderick and newcomers Carl Brown and Greg Pryor won council seats.
Incumbent Council Person Jimmy Syfrett lost his seat.
Three council seats were on the ballot. The third incumbent, Tom Lohr, had decided against running to return to city council.
When the votes for council were counted, the unofficial numbers were:
The results remained unofficial until the members of the Walterboro Election Commission meet today to certify the results. A recount might be required for Pryor and Syfrett because of the closeness of their votes.
Voting was light in Walterboro with 1,015 votes cast for mayor. Walterboro has approximately 3,600 registered voters.
Winners in Cottageville’s Council race were newcomers Howard Lockwood and Ted Underwood, unseating incumbent Chuck Hudson.
Chuck Hudson: 22
Howard Lockwood Sr.: 61
Tina Peterson: 21
Ted Underwood: 47
Cottageville voters were asked to choose between incumbent Chuck Hudson, Ted Underwood, Howard Lockwood and Tina Peterson to fill the two council seats on the ballot. The second seat was vacant because Councilwoman Yvonne Alvarado decided against a re-election bid.
Eighty-two votes were cast, totaling 17 percent of the precinct’s voters.