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Two races still to be decided

Staff Report

Tallassee will elect its next mayor on Tuesday, Oct. 4 - election day. The runoff race for mayor includeds two candidates of the original four; Johnny Hammock and George McCain.

Six weeks have passed since the Aug. 23 election. The candidates have made their final push to get voters out to the polls.

"I just want to thank everyone in Tallassee for their support during this election," Hammock said. "I would be honored to represent my hometown of Tallassee as mayor if elected. It has been an experience of a lifetime. Vote Hammock and let's move Tallassee forward into the future."

McCain gave his final thoughts on the campaign. "We're finally to the voting. I feel I am the best candidate because of my tested and proven results, expertise in all areas of city government and my financial management ability. This is an important election to see who is the best choice to be the CEO of the city."

McCain served from mayor from 2008 - '12. That term is the only other stint with someone other than Bobby Payne in the mayor's chair since 1988.

Of 1,218 votes cast in the August election, Hammock received 498 votes (41 percent) to McCain's 251 (21 percent), a differential of 237 votes. Jeanna Kervin (235 votes, 19 percent) and Trey Taylor (234 votes, 19 percent) garnered a total of 469 votes between them.

There is one more race to be decided on Tuesday's ballot, City Council Ward 2. Sarah Hill received 87 votes (36 percent) to Matthew Miller's 80 votes (34 percent). Heather Johnson had 71 votes (30 percent).

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Polling sites are at the National Guard Armory, God's Congregational Holiness Church and the Community Library.

1300 WTLS/106.5 FM and Tallassee Times TV will have election coverage and results beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Oct. 4 – Runoff Election (Poll Hours, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Oct. 11 – Canvass the Runoff Election  - 10:00 a.m. Council Chambers

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