Williams and Willis claim new seats in Midway as Harris, Allen, Stone, and Vickers run unopposed in Quincy and Havana
Midway City Council election was held Tuesday, April 27.
Out of the city’s 669 registered voters, 230—about 34 percent—turned out.
The Gadsden County Supervisor of Elections office received 122 ballots on Election Day, and the other 108 by mail.
Charles Williams beat out David Knight for Member District 2 seat, which is currently occupied by Councilman Ronald Colston.
Williams, who received 38 votes, beat Knight who had 33, by 5 votes.
Charles “Chuck” Willis, Jr. defeated incumbent Samuel Stevens, and former city manager Auburn Ford, Jr. in the race for Member District 4 seat. Willis brought in 59 votes, while Ford had 51, and Stevens 49.
The newly elected councilmen will be sworn in on Thursday, May 6 during the regularly scheduled city council meeting.
As for the City of Quincy, Mayor Ronte Harris ran unopposed and will serve on the commission for more years. Harris represents District 3.
In the Town of Havana, Councilwoman Jennifer Stone who represents Group 1, Councilman Decorkus Allen who represents Group 2 and Councilman Larry Vickers who represents Group 3, also ran unopposed and will serve for another four years.
Erin Hill is the editor of The Gadsden County Times, a member of the Gadsden County News Service.