JONESVILLE — Two incumbents and a newcomer have been elected to serve on the Jonesville Town Council following Tuesday’s Election Day, with Wayne Moore, Tracy Wall and Judy Wolfe taking the highest number of votes of the five candidates.
Three seats were available on the town council this election, and Moore and Wall held on to their seats, with Wolfe being elected to fill a vacant seat.
The final unofficial vote tallies were Wall with 125, Moore with 117 and Wolfe with 111. Other votes cast were Tommy Casstevens with 86, Danny Lewis with 80, Regina Adkins was a write-in with five votes and then four votes were miscellaneous write-ins.
Municipal election results won’t be considered official until after the completion of the canvas on Tuesday by the County Board of Elections.
All five candidates were in the parking lot of the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, Jonesville’s polling site, Tuesday greeting voters in hopes of gaining their support as they entered the polls and visiting with them as they left.
Moore said he was pleased with the outcome of the election, across the board. “I’m very pleased to be reelected since I decided to run again. I’m looking forwarding to serving the folks of Jonesville another four years,” he said.
His main goal at the moment is seeing a resolution to the issue involving the Jonesville Public Library’s leaking roof situation which has caused portions of the library to be closed. “Immediately I want us to get something done about the library. It’s a very critical situation, and we need to find a new location and housing for them and as soon as possible.”
In the long term, Moore also wants to see Jonesville thrive and grow. “Over the next four years, I hope to see improvement in the beautification area and keeping Jonesville looking better, especially in the entrances to town,” he said. “I really would like to see some new business and new employment in Jonesville. I think it’s critical for Jonesville to grow we need another employer or two to increase the tax base and provide employment for our citizens. Small businesses are great, but we need some company that could be a larger employer, too.”
In Boonville, newcomer Devin Carter will join the board in January. Carter received 16 votes by write-in. Incumbents William Paul Baity and Tony Reece were reelected to their seats on the board with 40 votes each.