Incumbents win easily in city elections


Fewer than 20 percent of voters turn out

In a municipal election that didn’t even generate enough interest for 20 percent of city voters to cast a ballot, incumbents carried the day.

Mayor David Rowe defeated challenger Ivy Sheppard 860 to 458, while incumbent Steve Yokeley defeated former commissioner Todd Harris 829 to 455 for the South Ward seat on the board of commissioners.

Jon Cawley, running unopposed to hold his North Ward seat, has received 995 of votes cast in his race, compared to 92 write-in votes.

Overall 1,330 out of 6,766 registered voters — or 19.66 percent — cast ballots in the election.

A full account of the election, including comments from the candidates, will appear here at mtairynews.com soon and in Wednesday’s print edition of The Mount Airy News.

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Fewer than 20 percent of voters turn out
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