Municipal elections held in 80 cities
By KATE COIL
TML Communications Specialist
Citizens in 80 municipalities across Tennessee went to the polls on Aug. 4, 2022, to decide local town and city races in addition to state and federal primary elections.
Charlotte will have its first new mayor in 30 years while Greeneville and Sparta both elected their first new mayors in 12 years.
In addition to mayors, councilmembers, aldermen, and commissioners, voters also selected city judges, court clerks, and city recorders.
With state and federal general elections scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, another 195 municipal elections will also be held later in the fall.
Newcomer Lloyd D. Dyer garnered 101 votes to defeat fellow challenger Jana Beth Tripp’s 47 in the Alexandria mayor’s race. Incumbent mayor Bennett Armstrong did not seek re-election.
No candidate qualified for the three open, unexpired terms aldermen terms. However, Curtis J. Rutter ran unopposed and was elected to the single expired term with 86 votes.
Incumbent Lisa Chapman-Fowler ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Algood with 370 votes.
In the city council race, incumbents Billy Bilbrey and Ruby Hawkins retained their seats over challengers Tim McPherson and Loyd Norris. Bilbrey led the vote total with 259 followed by Hawkins with 242, McPherson with 159, and Norris with 151.
Incumbent Oscar L. Brooks defeated challenger Jordan D. Hinders 1,643 to 970 in the Position 4 Alderman seat in Arlington. Incumbent Harry McKee also defeated challenger Steve Smith 1,702 to 1,091 in the Position 5 race. Incumbent Position 6 Alderman Jeremy Biggs ran unopposed and earned 2,461 votes.
Incumbent town judge James W. “Bill” Stinnett Jr. ran unopposed and was re-elected with 367 votes.
Incumbent Andy Pierce ran unopposed for one of the two open alderman seats in Baileyton, earning 43 votes.
Incumbents Willie Dale Allison and Greg Phillips retained their seats on the Baxter City Council against challenger Brian H. Burgess. Phillips led the vote total with 118 followed by Allison with 103 and Burgess with 48.
Incumbent Mayor Ronnie Lokey retained his seat in Bell Buckle with 53 votes. Incumbent alderman David B. Vannatta was the only candidate who ran for the two open alderman seats and retained his seat with 55 votes.
Incumbent Mayor Sam Gibson ran unopposed and retained his seat with 237 votes. Incumbents Barbara Mitchell, Jeff D. Rich, and Rex Tompkins also ran unopposed and retained their three alderman seats. Rich led the vote count with 223 followed by Tompkins with 217 and Mitchell with 205.
Incumbent Johnny Sells ran unopposed and also retained the city recorder seat with 226 votes.
Newcomer Marie Mott defeated sitting councilwoman Marvene Noel and challenger Malarie B. Marsh for the Chattanooga District 8 City Council seat. Mott earned 557 votes to Noel’s 341 and Marsh’s 294. Noel was appointed as an interim to the unexpired seat in March, which was vacated by former Councilman Anthony Byrd when he was appointed city court clerk by Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly.
Incumbent Mike Faulkenberry ran unopposed and retained his mayoral seat with 209 votes.
Incumbents Dale Brown and Jonathan Gilbert will be joined by newcomer Benjamin Piper Sr. as aldermen for Chapel Hill. Gilbert led the vote total with 191 followed by Piper with 180 and Brown with 166.
Garland Breeden was elected the first new mayor of Charlotte in nearly 30 years, defeating fellow sitting councilmember Stevie Smith. Breeden earned 223 votes to Smith’s 101. Longtime mayor Bill Davis opted not to run again.
Melinda Miller will the sole incumbent returning to the Charlotte City Council and will be joined by newcomers Leah Stewart Green, Ricky Pastor, Chris Deloach, Caleb Story and Josh Turnbow, all of whom received more votes than incumbent Shelia Selser and newcomer Mika Sesler.
Miller led the vote with 248 followed by Green with 238, Pastor with 225, Deloach with 194, Story with 179, Turnbow with 162, Shelia Sesler with 136, and Mika Sesler with 123.
Incumbent Howell Wayne Todd ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Clarksburg with 97 votes.
Incumbents Barbara A. McClure and Judy Grant-Smith ran unopposed for the two open Clarksburg alderman seats and were re-elected. Both McClure and Grant-Smith earned 87 votes.
Kevin D. Brooks, incumbent mayor of Cleveland, ran unopposed and was re-elected with 1,552 votes.
Incumbent Ken Webb also ran unopposed and was re-elected to his at-large city council seat with 1,455 votes.
In Council District 1, incumbent Marsha McKenzie defeated challenger Nolan Tippens with 163 votes to 56 while in District 2 Bill Estes ran unopposed and was re-elected with 117 votes.
Newcomer Kevin B. Wilson ran unopposed and was elected the municipal judge for Collegedale with 742 votes.
Lee Ann Pafford ran unopposed and was elected the municipal judge for Collierville with 7,334 votes.
Incumbents Laurin Wheaton and Eric Walker will be joined by newcomers Luke Eldridge, Ali C. Bagci, and Chad Gilbert for the five open seats on the Cookeville City Council, defeating incumbent Mark Miller and challengers Jeremy Michael Bowman, Gene Bressler, Jordan M. Iwanyzsyn, Brian Jones, Lynda Marie Loftis-Webb, and Damon Prince.
Wheaten led the vote count with 2,431 followed by Eldridge with 1,810, Walker with 1,744, Bagci with 1,640, Gilbert with 1,587, Miller with 1,396, Iwanyzsyn with 1,150, Prince with 1,069, Jones with 796, Loftis-Webb with 619, Bowman with 451, and Bressler with 238.
Neither incumbent Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton nor councilmember Charles Woman sought re-election to their seats.
Greg Fish earned 51 votes and took one of the two open alderman seats in Dowelltown. No other candidates qualified.
Dean P. Dedmon ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge for Dyersburg with 1,547 votes.
Tracy Cox defeated fellow newcomers Chris Dixon, Rich Heinsman, and Kevin B. Wilson for the open city judge seat in East Ridge. Cox led the vote count with 970 followed by Wilson with 497, Dixon with 279, and Heinsman with 230.
Former alderman Elvis Butler ran unopposed and was elected Eastview mayor with 119 votes. Incumbent Mayor Jessie Robbins did not seek re-election.
Four candidates ran for the five open alderman seats in Eastview. Incumbent Jeff Coln will be joined by newcomers Luke Robbins, Jeff Walker, and Chase Koehler. Coln led the vote count with 117 followed by Robbins with 100, Walker with 96, and Koehler with 87.
Incumbent Alderwoman Lucy Martin did not seek re-election.
Write-in candidate Jimmy Caldwell received 5 votes, defeating fellow write-in candidate Jennifer McCluskey who received 3 votes. Incumbent mayor Jimmy Dean Caldwell didn’t run for re-election.
For the two open alderman seats, incumbent Bill J. Cary will be joined by Ryan Giland. Cary earned 71 votes and Giland 55.
Newcomers Richard J. Robinson and Jerry Shirk were elected to the two open seats on the Englewood City Commission. Robinson led the vote with 127 followed by Shirk with 98.
Enville incumbent Mayor Melinda Johnson ran unopposed and was re-elected to her seat with 24 votes.
Three candidates ran unopposed for the five vacant aldermen seats. Incumbents Shane Johnston, Wanda Kae Ritter, and Nickalaus Weatherington were all re-elected with 24 votes each.
Incumbent Paul Bailey ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Erin with 267 votes.
In the Ward 1 Alderman race, newcomer Lisa Moore earned 45 votes to fend off fellow challengers David Conyers, who earned 22, and Jackqlyn Largent Smith, who earned 19. For Ward 2, incumbent Cecil Baggett ran unopposed and was re-elected with 56 votes while newcomer Mike Self ran unopposed and was elected to the Ward 4 seat with 70 votes. P.J. Gooden ran unopposed and earned 66 votes for the unexpired Ward 4 term. No candidate qualified for the open Ward 3 seat.
Incumbent E. Burke Garwood, who presently serves as Etowah mayor, will be joined by newcomers Laura Floyd and Eugene Keller on the Etowah City Commission. Floyd led the vote total with 231 followed by Garwood with 186 and Keller with 21.
Shannon L. Crutcher, incumbent municipal judge for Fairview, ran unopposed and was re-elected with 727 votes. Incumbent City Clerk Gina Mangrum also ran unopposed and was re-elected with 734 votes.
Incumbent Ron Williams defeated challenger Bill Johns 2,016 to 1,958 to retain the Farragut mayoral seat.
In the Ward 1 Alderman race, incumbent Scott J. Meyer fended off challengers Adam Atherton and James Hill with Meyer earning 765 votes to Atherton’s 524 and Hill’s 417.
For Ward 2, newcomer David White defeated fellow challenger Marty L. Layman with 967 votes to 827. White will take over the seat from Ron Pinchok, who did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Shane Rogers and Johanthan D. Newberry will be joined by newcomer Sandra Reagan Bell in the three city commission seats in Friendsville. Rogers led the vote count with 72 followed by Bell with 71, and Newberry with 59.
Lloyd F. Williams retained his mayoral seat in Gainesboro. Williams ran unopposed and received 197 votes.
In the Gainesboro alderman race, incumbent Ricky Head will be joined by newcomers Nancy Pruett and Eric Bartholomew after fending off incumbent Travis Agee and fellow challengers Patrick Highland and Dennis Colonel White.
Pruett led the vote tally with 130 followed by Head with 103, Bartholomew with 101, Agee with 98, White with 97, and Highland with 30. Incumbent Wayne Strong did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Raymond Clift ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge for Germantown’s Division 1 with 7,608 votes while his fellow incumbent Bob Brannon ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge for Germantown’s Division 2 with 7,523 votes.
Mike Bennett defeated fellow challenger James Thurman Hines 179-30 for the unexpired, at-large alderman seat in Gleason.
For the Ward 1 Alderman seat in Greenbrier, incumbent Billy Ray Dorris ran unopposed and was re-elected with 100 votes. Incumbent Chris Davis also ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Ward 3 seat with 144 votes. No candidate qualified for the Ward 2 seat.
For the first time in a dozen years, Greeneville will have a new mayor as challenger Cal Doty defeated incumbent W.T. Daniels and fellow challenger David Crum for the seat. Doty led the vote count with 625 followed by Daniels with 582 and Crum with 427.
Incumbents Scott Bullington and Tim Teague ran unopposed for the two open Ward 2 alderman seats. Bullington led the vote with 492 followed by Teague with 487.
Newcomers Alicia Harris, Travis J. Kirkland II, and Johnny Brackett defeated both incumbents Sam Russell and Lonnie Wright as well as fellow challengers Joshua Dale Gillespie and Bruce Knobloch for the three open seats on the Harriman City Council.
Harris led the vote count with 424 followed by Kirland with 370, Brackett with 355, Wright with 342, Knobloch with 308, Russell with 293, and Gillespie with 209.
Three incumbent aldermen ran unopposed and were re-elected to their seats in Henderson. Keith Smith led the vote with 615 followed by Donna Butler with 611 and Mark A. Barer with 588.
Incumbent Jackson Municipal Judge Blake Anderson ran unopposed and was re-elected with 6,075 votes. Incumbent Court Clerk Daryl K. Hubbard also ran unopposed and was re-elected with 5,934 votes.
Newcomer Gregg Harrison defeated incumbent Robin M. McNabb and challenger Amanda Smith for the Lenoir City municipal judge seat. Harrison led the vote count with 350 followed by McNabb with 313 and Smith with 296.
Incumbent Jim Bingham fended off challenger and sitting Alderman Joseph Bradford for the mayoral seat in Lewisburg. Bingham earned 966 votes to Bradford’s 712.
In the Ward 2 race, challenger Vickie Michael defeated incumbent Jack Cathey with 344 votes to 288. In Ward 3, incumbent Peggy Harwell fended off challenger Harry Lee Douglas with 81 votes to 68. For the Ward 4 race, newcomer Tommy G. Burns defeated incumbent Jerry N. Gordon 213 to 155.
Barbara Gillespie Medley, incumbent municipal judge for Lewisburg, ran unopposed and was re-elected with 1,460 votes.
Newcomer Audrey M. Martin defeated incumbent mayor Jason Hayes Ray with Martin earning 73 votes to Ray’s 58.
Incumbents Kevin R. Mullinax, Joe D. Bratten, and William H. Reynolds Jr. will be joined by newcomers Ryan Dodd and Kendra Stanford as aldermen for Liberty, unseating incumbent Derek Johnson. Mullinax led the vote total with 98 followed by Bratten with 91, Dodd with 88, Stanford with 86, Reynolds with 80, and Johnson with 74. Incumbent alderman Kelly Spain did not seek re-election.
Four incumbents ran unopposed and were re-elected to their seats in Linden: Mayor Wess F. Ward, Ward 1 Alderman Bart Rosson, Ward 2 Alderman Patrick Denton, and Ward 3 Alderman Dean Heady.
In the Ward 3 unexpired term, Joey Mackin narrowly defeated Forrest White 98 to 95 for the seat previously held by the late Richard Jones.
All three races in Lobelville were uncontested with incumbents retaining their seats. Mayor Robby J. Moore, and Aldermen Don Barnette and Josh Warren were all unopposed.
Incumbents Jim Bentley, Walker Jones, and David Paschall will be joined by newcomers Karen Leavengood and William Valadez as Lookout Mountain City Commissioners. Jones led the vote count with 634 followed by Paschall with 628, Leavengood with 601, Bentley with 590, and Valadez with 553.
Commissioners Brooke Pippenger and Frank Schriner did not seek re-election.
Steve Phillips Persinger ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge with 639 votes. Persinger will take over from previous Judge Flossie Weill, who did not seek re-election.
John Cardwell fended off a crowd of seven candidates to fill the unexpired term on the Loudon City Council. Cardwell won with 297 votes and was followed by James Webb with 168, Eric Newman with 123, Jonathan R. Yates with 81, Jimmy Parks with 78, John Franklin with 48, and David Paul Williams with 39.
Admiral “Bumper” Webster was appointed to fill the seat in 2021 after the resignation of Tim Brewster for health reasons.
Newcomer Floyd Pratt was the sole candidate to qualify for the three open aldermen seats in Lynnville. Pratt received 36 votes.
Incumbent Mayor Marilyn Howard ran unopposed and received 1,176 votes.
For the four aldermen seats in Manchester, incumbent Mark Messick will be joined by newcomers Joey Jobbs, Donny N. Parsley, and Julie Anderson after fending off fellow challengers David Bradley, Helen J. DeBellis, Claude S. Morse, and James Threet.
Hobbs led the vote count with 747 followed by Parsley with 729, Messick with 712, Anderson with 664, DeBellis with 617, Threet with 561, Morse with 519, and Bradley with 478.
Incumbent City Judge Tracy L. Harrell ran unopposed and was re-elected to the seat in McEwen.
Newcomer Kenya Hooks defeated fellow challenger Carolyn S. Watkins with Hooks earning 40,699 to Watkins’ 27,256 votes for the Memphis Division 1 municipal judge race. The seat was previously held by Judge Teresa Jones, who died in January of last year.
Incumbent Jay Poindexter will be joined by newcomer David Lynn Baker as Michie aldermen, defeated fellow incumbent John R. Dunn for the two open seats. Both Poindexter and Baker garnered 20 votes while Dunn earned 11.
Incumbent Milan City Judge Collins Bond ran unopposed and was re-elected
Incumbent mayor Tracy Wilburn ran unopposed and was re-elected with 99 votes.
In the alderman race, incumbent Brandon Beard will be joined by newcomer Jerry Paul Stafford after defeating fellow challenger Peter Abdo for the two open seats. Stafford led the vote count with 49 followed by Beard with 30 and Abdo with 10.
Bill Sacharnoski was elected to finish out the unexpired term he was appointed to with 68 votes.
Incumbent Nathan Walker ran unopposed and retained his Monterey mayor’s seat with 217 votes.
Incumbents also ran unopposed in three of the four open alderman wards in Monterey. Ward 1 incumbent Alexander Garcia garnered 192 votes, Ward 2 incumbent Jimmy L. Whitaker earned 203 votes, and Ward 4 incumbent Bill Wiggins earned 168.
Newcomer James Wolfgram ran unopposed and won the Ward 3 seat with 172 votes. The seat was vacant prior to the election.
Newcomer Rick Cunningham ran and was re-elected to the unexpired mayoral term in Mosheim with 94 votes. David B. Myers was sworn into the seat in February 2021 after the resignation of previous Mayor Tommy Gregg, but Myers did not run for the remainder of the term.
Incumbent Marc A. Campbell ran unopposed and earned 84 votes for the Ward 2 alderman seat.
No candidate qualified to run in the Ward 1 Alderman race.
Incumbent Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland fended off challengers Nathan Bennett and Tony Lehew to retain his seat. McFarland earned 8,446 votes to Lehew’s 2,103 and Bennett's 2,100.
Madelyn Scales Harris is also the sole incumbent returning to one of the three open seats on the Murfreesboro City Council and will be joined by Austin Maxwell and Jami K. Averwater. Harris led the vote with 6,408 followed by Maxwell with 5,153, Averwater with 4,991, Carolyn Cox with 4,101, Warren Russell with 4,087, Ricky R. Turner with 3,698, and Samarne Sourinho with 1,677.
Incumbent Municipal Judge Jason R. Creasy ran unopposed and was re-elected with 300 votes.
Incumbents Justin Lance Nichols and Wayne Woods will be joined by newcomer S. Krystal Beasley on the New Johnsonville City Council. Woods led the vote count with 121 followed by Nichols with 103 and Beasley with 100.
Newcomer Scott Daniel ran unopposed and was also elected to the New Johnsonville municipal judge seat previously held by Michael W. Patrick, who did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Mayor Buddy Miller ran unopposed and received 25 votes for his seat. No candidates qualified for the two open at-large aldermen seats previously held by Danielle Mackenzie and Wolfgang Roberson.
Incumbents Dale Grimes and Joy O’Dell will be joined by Scott T. Price on the Oak Hill City Commission, fending off challenger Michael Bono. Grimes led the vote count with 461 followed by O’Dell with 439, Price with 420, and Bono with 198.
Incumbent Oliver Springs City Judge Joseph Van Book ran unopposed and was re-elected to his seat with 226 votes. Incumbent court clerk and finance officer Ramona Walker also ran unopposed and was re-elected with 222 votes.
Newcomer Michael Paszek garnered 178 votes to defeat incumbent Randall Glenn Howington, Jr., who earned 139 votes in the open Pegram alderman seat.
Bob Sanders ran unopposed and was elected to the unexpired alderman term with 325 votes. Sanders was previously appointed to fill the seat vacated by the death of Pegram Vice Mayor Rankine Roth.
Incumbent aldermen Randy W. McDonald and Charles B. Talley ran unopposed and were re-elected to their seats. Talley earned 23 votes while McDonald earned 17.
Incumbent Red Bank Municipal Judge Johnny D. Houston Jr. ran unopposed and was re-elected with 1,371 votes.
No candidate qualified to run for the open municipal judge seat in Ripley. The seat was previously held by Tracey Brewer-Walker.
Incumbent Mayor Lester Burnes fended off write-in challenger Joshua Rollins to keep his seat in Rives. Burnes received 30 votes to Rollins’ 18.
Newcomers Warren “Craig” McCord and Sherry Davis will take two of the three open alderman seats. McCord received 43 votes while Davis, a write-in candidate, received 8.
Sardis Mayor J.W. Creasy ran unopposed and was re-elected to his seat with 58 votes.
In the alderman race, Jason Craig will join incumbents Richard Holland, Kenneth Scott, Larry Smith, and Gail Wade on the board. Craig led the vote count with 62 followed by Holland with 59, Wade with 56, Smith with 55, and Scott with 51. Incumbent Teresa Beecham did not seek re-election.
Alderman Woody Capley ran unopposed and received 42 votes for the mayoral seat in Scotts Hill. Incumbent mayor Kenny Parrish did not seek re-election.
Incumbents Bonnie Butler, Mary L. Connell, and Tiffany M. Lyle will be joined by newcomers Monty Ray, Jerry Tucker, and Jeremy Creason after defeating challenger Don Buckingham for the seven open aldermen seats.
Dickson led the vote count with 132 followed by Lyle with 128, Butler with 124, Ray with 122, Tucker with 117, Creason with 111, Connell with 109, and Buckingham with 101. Incumbents Wession Reeves, Betty Sims, and L.D. Sims did not seek re-election.
Incumbent Municipal Judge Gary S. Humble ran unopposed and was re-elected with 1,386 votes.
Incumbent Joshua M. Miller ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor of Smithville with 805 votes.
Incumbent alderman Don Crook will be joined by newcomer Beth Chandler, defeating fellow challenger Rhonda Tiefenauer for the two open alderman seats. Chandler led the vote with 670 followed by Crook with 508 and Tiefenauer with 337.
Brittany Stevens, who previously served as town court clerk, ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge for Smyrna with 2,389 votes. Stevens will take over the role from outgoing Judge Lynn England Alexander.
Lisa J. Brewer defeated fellow newcomer Sergio Gutierrez 1,838 to 954 votes for the open town court clerk seat.
Incumbent Soddy-Daisy Municipal Judge D. Marty Lasley ran unopposed and was elected with 1,391 votes.
Newcomer Joey Nixon ran unopposed and was elected mayor of South Carthage with 183 votes. Incumbent Mayor Hollis Mullinax did not seek re-election.
In the Ward 1 Alderman race, Bobby Law ran unopposed and was elected with 51 votes while in the unexpired Ward 1 race, Seth Dillehay ran unopposed and was elected with 54 votes. Ward 2 incumbent Alderman Sam Murley also ran unopposed and was elected with 108 votes.
After a dozen years as mayor, incumbent Jeff Young was defeated by sitting Alderman Jerry Lowery for the mayoral seat in Sparta. Lowery earned 539 votes to Young’s 370.
Incumbents Jim Floyd and Bobby Officer will be joined by newcomer Travis McBride as aldermen for Sparta, garnering more votes than incumbent Hoyt Jones and challenger Janice Jernigan Heikkenen. Floyd led the vote total with 553 followed by Officer with 445, McBride with 430, Jones with 426, and Heikkenen with 386.
Incumbents Jody Bauer and Reba Murphy fended off challenger Thomas Beaver for the two open seats on the Spring City Commission. Murphy led the vote with 140 followed by Bauer with 137 and Beaver with 129.
Two new faces will join the Tennessee Ridge City Commission. Matthew Williams and Travis Wyatt defeated fellow challenger David Wood for the seat. Williams led the count with 225 votes, Wyat with 214, and Wood with 211.
Incumbent city commissioner Rindi Martin will be joined by newcomers Donald Prater and Kelsey Messer Satterfield on the Townsend City Commission, defeating challenger Melinda Spruce. Prater led the vote count with 110 followed by Martin with 96, Satterfield with 48, and Spruce with 42.
Newcomer Mark L. Agee ran unopposed and was elected to the Trenton city judge seat previously held by Jeff Mueller, who did not seek re-election. Incumbent Wilma Champion ran unopposed and was re-elected city court clerk.
Daniel Berry will be the sole incumbent returning to the four open seats on the Tullahoma Board of Alderman and will be joined by newcomers Jerry R. Mathis, Kurt Glick, and Bobbie Wilson. The four fended off both incumbents Rupa Shukla Blackwell and Sernobia McGee as well as challenger Linda Periut Johnson.
Mathis led the vote total with 1,919 followed by Glick with 1,731, Berry with 1,528, Wilson also with 1,528, Johnson with 1,465, Blackwell with 1,380, and McGee with 1,152,
Newcomer Cody Martin fended off fellow challenger Hal Mosier 112-98 to take the Ward 4 unexpired council term in Union City.
Councilman Phil Vespie defeated challenger Doug Garrett for the Wartburg mayoral seat. Vespie earned 1010 votes to Garrett’s 65 to take the seat previously held by Jonathan Dagley.
Newcomer Wendell Laughter ran unopposed for the at-large seat previously held by Vespie and was elected with 101 votes. Bacel Gunter ran unopposed for the expired at-large council seat and won with 140 votes.
Three incumbents ran unopposed and were re-elected to the Waynesboro City Commission. Jeff Howell led the vote total with 424 followed by Tony L. Creasy with 411, and Chris Bevins, who presently serves as mayor, with 401.
Diann Smithson ran unopposed and was elected municipal judge for White Bluff with 280 votes.
Incumbents Ocie Holmes and Jimmie Lee Robertson will be joined by newcomer Jessie Junior Giles as aldermen for Whiteville after defeating challengers Nadean Matthews and Steven Stanley.
Holmes led the vote total with 110 followed by Robertson with 100, Giles with 99, Stanley with 73, and Matthews with 54.