In the mayoral race, incumbent Kenneth Hollis carried the majority of the votes with 265, with Ray Bilbrey tallying 111, and write-in candidate Mike Silvio receiving four.
History was made in the race for city council as write-in candidate John Cook carried the votes with 196. Coming in second was candidate Cherry Cole with 173 votes and taking the third spot, by one vote, was write-in candidate Billy Joe Carver with 105.
According to Macon County Election Commission Historian Henry Polston, last Saturday’s election marked the first time a write-in candidate received the most votes in any Macon County election and the first time write-in candidates led the ticket.
The unofficial vote count for the remaining city council candidates are as follows:
James Nutter – 104, Lisa McCarter – 65, Patricia Evans – 53, Rosa Marzean – 34, Jennifer Silvio – 34, write-in candidate incumbent Shelly Dean – 31.
According to Macon County Administrator of Elections Tammy Smith, election results will be certified by the election commission within the next week.