Burton, Templin win mayors’ races in Nov. 8 election

Clinton mayor points to achievements

Clinton City Mayor Scott Burton won re-election easily last Tuesday, Nov. 8, taking 62.23-percent of the votes, or 1,687 ballots, cast in his favor.

Former Clinton City Councilman Zach Farrar received 1,024 votes, or 37.77-percent of the ballots cast.

“I certainly appreciate getting the majority of the voters’ support,” Burton said.

“I’m proud of the job we’ve done (city of Clinton) over the last 13 years.”

Burton said there is more to come.

He said the city is dedicated to continuing to upgrade and improve its services to citizens and “to make our services as good as can be.”

There were 2,711 ballots cast in the mayor’s race.

David Queener won a seat on Clinton City Council representing Ward 1 with 52.96-percent of the vote with 1,360 cast for him.

Vicky Violette talied 1,208 votes — 47.04-percent of the votes cast.

In Wad 2 Brian D. Hatmaker ran unopposed. He received 2.074 complimentary votes.

Wendy Maness won the Ward 3 City Council seat tallying 1,176 votes — 46.72-percent of the ballots cast.

Mitchell “Shoney” Wolfe finished second with 794 ballots cats — 31.55-percent, and Harper M. Maxwell took in 547 votes — 21.73-percent.