Tuesday’s municipal election in Lewisburg was a clean sweep for a Citizens’ Party ticket led by the woman who will be the city’s first African American mayor, Beverly White.
A 16-year veteran of city council, White easily turned back a challenge by former council member Mark Carver, 562 to 302, according to unofficial vote totals released by City Hall less than two hours after the polls closed.
Elected to four-year terms on council were the Citizens’ Party’s Edward Johns, with 516 votes, and Sarah Elkins, with 511. Arron Seams retained his seat on council as well, capturing 553 votes and winning the right to finish out the unexpired term left by Kim Morgan Dean’s departure from Lewisburg only months after her 2017 election.
Running under the People’s Party banner along with Carver were four-year council candidates Martha Hilton, who received 345 votes, and Tom Shannon, with 299 votes. Rounding out the field was Joe Taylor, vying with Seams for the two-year council term, but falling well short with 305 votes.
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