Four elected to Jonesville Town Council


Voters choose two newcomers, former member, incumbent

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Poll Manager Joan Jenkins and Poll Worker Harriet Moss get the results from one of the voting machines used in Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. A total of 12 candidates sought the four council seats on Tuesday’s ballot.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Jonesville Election Commission Member Jean Collins tallies up the results from Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. Voters elected Preston Bennett, Robert Hill, Ann Queen, and Ronald Young to council out of a field of 12 candidates. The new council will be sworn in May 7.


JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council will have three new members at its May meeting.

On Tuesday, Jonesville voters went to the polls to elect all four members of the town council. Twelve candidates including the four incumbents were running for the seats.

When the votes were counted that evening, incumbents John Ray Fowler, Danny Gregory, and Donny Horlacher had been defeated in their bids for reelection. The only incumbent not to be defeated was Ronald Young, who won a second term on council.

Elected to council were political newcomers Preston Bennett and Robert Hill, and former council member Ann Queen who has previously served four terms on council.

Vote Totals

Bennett received a total of 118 votes including 38 cast at the Jonesville Box 1 precinct and 80 cast at the Jonesville Box 2 precinct.

Young received 92 votes including 27 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 65 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Queen received 76 votes including 34 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 42 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Hill received 64 votes including 23 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 41 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Horlacher received 62 votes including 27 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 35 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Lou Aste received 57 votes including 24 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 33 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Edith Foster received 50 votes including 6 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 44 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Gregory received 46 votes including 20 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 26 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Fowler received 42 votes including 17 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 25 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Karen Holt received 39 votes including 14 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 25 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Hanna Wade received 31 votes including 17 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 14 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

Roy Rector received 15 votes including 8 cast at Jonesville Box 1 and 7 cast at Jonesville Box 2.

As the winning candidate with the most votes, Bennett will be Mayor Pro Tem when the new council is sworn-in.

Candidates

Bennett, Hill and Young were present Tuesday evening when the results of the election were announced and spoke about their election and what they hope to accomplish in office.

In his remarks, Bennett spoke about his family’s commitment to Jonesville and about the town’s potential.

“We’re fairly new to Jonesville but we are committed to Jonesville,” Bennett said. “We bought a house here and we moved our family here. We’re going to do everything we can to build Jonesville up to its potential. There’s good people in Jonesville and we want to see Jonesville succeed and grow. With the Lord’s help that’s what we’re going to do.”

Hill described his feelings upon it being announced that he’d won as one of “relief,” and said that “we prayed for a change and change has come. I’m looking forward to supporting the mayor and the council for the betterment of the Town of Jonesville. I just want to thank everybody for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to serve on council.”

Even though his fellow incumbents were defeated, Young said that “I’m pleased with the council that has been chosen and want to work together to realize the good of the Town of Jonesville. We’re working on some things in Jonesville and we want to bring some things to make Jonesville progress and get the people involved more and site in our council meetings.”

Bennett, Hill, Queen and Young will be sworn-in on May 7 at 2:30 p.m. After being sworn-in, the new council will hold its first meeting at 3 p.m.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Poll Manager Joan Jenkins and Poll Worker Harriet Moss get the results from one of the voting machines used in Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. A total of 12 candidates sought the four council seats on Tuesday’s ballot.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_JTC-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Poll Manager Joan Jenkins and Poll Worker Harriet Moss get the results from one of the voting machines used in Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. A total of 12 candidates sought the four council seats on Tuesday’s ballot.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Jonesville Election Commission Member Jean Collins tallies up the results from Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. Voters elected Preston Bennett, Robert Hill, Ann Queen, and Ronald Young to council out of a field of 12 candidates. The new council will be sworn in May 7.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_JTC-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Jonesville Election Commission Member Jean Collins tallies up the results from Tuesday’s Jonesville Town Council election. Voters elected Preston Bennett, Robert Hill, Ann Queen, and Ronald Young to council out of a field of 12 candidates. The new council will be sworn in May 7.
Voters choose two newcomers, former member, incumbent

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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