By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – With unofficial totals in, voters chose the final four members of the Corinth board of aldermen Tuesday in a general election that put three new members on the city board.
Ward 3 incumbent A.L. “Chip” Wood III returns for his second term with 209 votes, defeating Democratic challengers Samuel Clark, who received 20 votes and independent Sharon Woodruff with 44 votes.
Three new faces join the board representing Wards 1, 2 and 5.
Republican Andrew “Bubba” Labas, with 235 votes, defeated Democrat Kendall Steen for the Ward 1 seat after incumbent Joe Van chose not to seek re-election.
In Ward 2, Democrat Preston Biggers Knight, who defeated incumbent Bill Plaxico in the primary, lost to Republican Ben Albarracin, who received 435 votes to Knight’s 275 votes.
Michael McFall, a Democrat who defeated incumbent David Roberts in the primary, won the Ward 5 seat with 191 votes to Republican Brandon Whitley’s 77 votes.
Other posts on the ballot – mayor, chief of police, at large alderman and Ward 4 alderman – were settled in party primary and runoff elections, and Tuesday’s voting confirmed those results.
Mayor Tommy Irwin’s vote total was 1,205; Police Chief David Lancaster, 1,244, incumbent at large Alderman Mike Hopkins, 1,140 and Ward 4 Alderman-elect J.C. “Honeyboy” Hill, 11.
The Municipal Election Commission meets today to count about 15 affidavit ballots, after which they are expected to certify the final results.
The newly elected officials will take office Nov. 1, except the mayor and police chief, who will be sworn in Friday afternoon.
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