Greene County Municipal Elections: Union Point elects new mayor and council

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Mrs. Shirley Wynn captured her sixth election Tuesday night on the Greensboro City Council.





By Dave Brown


Union Point elected a new mayor and an entirely new city council Tuesday, and Greensboro added a first-time city councilman.

Lanier Rhodes defeated incumbent Yvonne Heidrieder 199-80 to capture the Union Point mayoral post.

Jontavius Smith narrowly defeated Dennis Ruff, 197-189, to take a spot of the Greensboro City Council.

Peals of delight greeted Smith on Tuesday night when results were dispersed at the Greene County Board of Elections office.

“I feel great. Blessed,” said Smith, a 30-year-old owner of a personal care home in Greensboro.

“My main concern is to help the youth in Greensboro. I plan to focus on connecting with the school system.”

Greensboro mayor Glenn Wright ran unopposed and had the highest total in the city with 286 votes.

Vincent Smith did not run for re-election to the Greensboro city council as five other incumbents kept their spots.

In the Greensboro city council race with 1,421 total votes, incumbents Ronald McWhorter got 266 votes for 18.7 percent; Chris Moore got 261 votes for 18.3 percent; Morris Miller got 254 votes for 17.8 percent; and Shirley Wynn got 240 votes for 16.8 percent.

For Wynn, it was her sixth election to the the city council.

“I feel very happy. I’m glad the citizens saw that I bring something to the table,” said Wynn.

“I’m very thankful and excited about what we are going to do next on the city council working together to benefit the citizens of Greensboro.”

Sylvestor Johnston was the only incumbent in a crowded field running for the Union Point city council, and unfortunately for him, was not among the top six voter-getters.

Sally R. Boswell was the top vote getter in the Union Point city council racer with 202 votes.

Boswell was followed by Jimmy Scott with 186 votes, John Rhodes with 159 votes, Howard Wayne Brown with 119 votes, Dawn Clifton with 109 votes and Mary Mundy 102 votes.

Corey Alexander received 99 votes, followed by Jasmine Rudolph with 91, Johnson with 82, Sherri Hubbard with 70, Ken Rowland and Matt Bryan both with 68, Janice Brazier with 55, Barbara Lawrence with 44.

In Siloam, Karen Hill won the mayor’s race, 78-16, over Sandra Kay Lord.

Siloam votes cast 422 votes for city council with top vote getter Linda Jarrard with 88, followed by incumbent Bobby Hill with 74, newcomer Edith Jefferson 70, incumbent Larry Benton and C.L. Rhodes both with 57, incumbent Rodrick Humphrey 41, incumbent Inez Humphrey 34 and one write-in vote.

The results for all races have not been certified by the state by the paper’s deadline Wednesday morning, and all results are incomplete and unofficial.


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