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Local businessman Chris Lindley will be Booneville’s new mayor while Democrat William Scott claimed the post of Ward 4 Alderman and a pair of incumbents were returned to office in Tuesday’s municipal general election.

Lindley, a Democrat, defeated Republican Larry Stevens 904 to 472 according to complete but unofficial results. He will fill the post vacated by one-term incumbent Derrick Blythe who did not seek reelection as mayor.

Scott was the winner of the other open position on the board of aldermen, defeating Republican John Caviness 251 to 166 for the post of Ward 4 aldermen. Incumbent David Bolen did not seek reelection.

Democratic incumbent Jason Michael won in Ward 1 over Republican challenger Joshua Whitson 297-220.

Incumbent Ward 3 Alderman, Democrat Mark McCoy won 201-109 over Libertarian Joel Counce to return to his seat on the board.

Overall turnout for the general election was 28.41 percent with 1,390 of the city’s 4,893 registered voters casting ballots.

Races for alderman at large and ward 2 aldermen were decided in the Democratic primary since there were no Republican or other candidates in those races. Lisa Stevens was elected alderman at large, defeating incumbent Harold Eaton while incumbent Jeff Williams defeated challenger Colette McGee Gardner in the race for alderman ward 2.

New terms officially begin at the start of July.

Lindley said he’s grateful for all the support shown to him throughout the race and excited about the city’s future.

“I just want to thank everyone for the support I received campaigning. As I was knocking on doors I thoroughly enjoyed receiving the input and thoughts of the citizens and we’re going to try to take those thoughts and do some positive things to help our city grow,” he said.

The mayor-elect said he believes there’s a spirit of optimism in the city right now and he’s looking forward to working with everyone in the community to help move Booneville forward.
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