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Worrell re-elected mayor, Penn elected to town council

Jeff Worrell mug 2010By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

The results for Pulaski’s general municipal election are in, and Jeff Worrell has been re-elected for another two-year term as mayor for the Town of Pulaski.

This will be Worrell’s fourth term as mayor, as he was first elected in 2008 following a 10-year stint on town council. He defeated opponent and Pulaski insurance agent Nick Glenn, who was challenging Worrell for a first term as mayor.

Worrell was born and raised in the Town of Pulaski, and works as an engineering technician for Appalachian Power. When asked for a statement this morning, Worrell commended Glenn on his campaign

“I think we’ve set an example for how campaigns should be run,” said Worrell. “He’s a good guy, strong candidate, obviously qualified.”

“I’m delighted to win, and I’m looking forward to working another couple years,” Worrell continued. “I think we’re in a good place, the town and county both. We’ve had some success that we can build on, and I’m looking forward to that. I’m excited about it.”

Lane Penn, a former Pulaski town councilman, was elected to council today for a four-year term, while the other two incumbents, H.M. Kidd and David Clark, were re-elected to their seats on council for full terms as well. Pulaski town councilman Joseph Goodman was the only incumbent to not be re-elected to council.

Dublin town council incumbents Dallas Cox, Stephen Crigger, and Peggy Hemmings all ran un-opposed for re-election.

Worrell defeated Glenn by 25 votes, garnering 305 votes, while Glenn came in close behind with 280. Penn was elected with 418 votes, while Clark was re-elected with 399 and Kidd garnered 351, narrowly beating out Goodman, who finished with 341 votes.

A total of 579 residents voted in the Town of Pulaski, counting for 11 percent of the town’s registered voters. In the Town of Dublin, 22 residents voted in the municipal election, consisting of only two percent of the town’s registered voters.

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