New mayor in Newton

In the town of Newton, Lonnie E. Daniels III, defeated seated mayor William “Bill” E. Pruett Jr. with 216 votes to Pruett’s 168 votes for the mayor’s post.

Only the incumbent council member in District 5 retains his elected office when the votes were tallied in Newton

According to election results reported by Newton Municipal Clerk Arlissa E. Minniefield, Belinda Thomas, with 49 votes, defeated incumbent District 1 Councilman Ed “Red” Woodard who garnered 33 votes.

With 52 votes in Newton District 2, Allen Cole defeated incumbent Sharolyn Sidebottom, who earned 31 votes.

Adam Enfinger, with 22 votes, defeated incumbent Newton District 3 Councilman Jeff Jordan, who earned two votes.

In Newton Council District 4, Brad R. Williams earned 72 votes to defeat incumbent Councilwoman Angelia Willis-Fulford who had 49 votes.

Incumbent District 5 Councilman Robert Creamer earned 39 votes to challenger Selena Elmore Wood’s 30 votes.

The newly elected officials in each municipality will take office Nov. 2.

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