Goodman leads Town Council vote

There will be a new face on Pulaski Town Council come July 1.
Joseph Goodman defeated incumbent Councilman Larry Clevinger II in Tuesday’s town election, receiving the highest number of votes among the four candidates seeking to fill three seats up for grabs on council.
Goodman, a 29-year-old employee of the computer engineering department at Virginia Tech, received 289 or nearly 28 percent of the votes cast in Pulaski’s election. Incumbent Councilman David Clark came in second with 284 votes (27 percent), third place went to Incumbent H. M. Kidd with 250 votes (24 percent) and Clevinger finished with 203 votes (20 percent).
That means come July 1 Goodman, Clark and Kidd will join Joel Burchett Jr., Robert Bopp and Morgan Welker on town council.
Mayor Jeff Worrell, who ran unopposed, received 316 votes.
Voter turnout was about 8 percent in Pulaski, with only 382 of the town’s 5,187 registered voters going to the polls.
In Dublin, voter turnout was even less. There, only 63 of the 1,148 registered voters cast ballots for a turnout of about 6 percent.
Although four people were vying for three seats on Dublin Town Council, voters chose to go with the status quo by re-electing all three incumbents, Dallas Cox, Stephen Crigger and Peggy Hemmings.
Cox received the most votes, 50 or 30 percent of the ballots cast. Crigger and Hemmings tied, each receiving 47 votes (28 percent).
Challenger Garland Bruce was unsuccessful in his bid, finishing with 23 votes (14 percent).



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