Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville has survived a “sack Jack” campaign mounted against him by winning Tuesday’s Democratic Primary runoff against Councilman Rudolph Bradley.
Turnout was slightly better on Tuesday than during the June 11 vote. About 22 percent of the city’s registered voters cast a ballot yesterday, compared to 19.6 percent two weeks ago.
Unofficially, Scoville received 670 votes — or 51.9 percent — while Bradley received 620 votes or 48 percent.
During the past few weeks, signs popped up throughout the city encouraging voters to “back Jack” or to vote “for anyone but Scoville.”
In the past two weeks, “sack Jack” signs began appearing.
After the vote, Scoville said he congratulated Bradley on a hard fought contest.
“We had to work like dogs the past two weeks to pull it out. Hopefully he will support me in November,” Scoville said.
The field is now set for November when Scoville will face Republican Richard Powers.
There are three expiring City Council seats that will also be on the November ballot. Democrats incumbents Brendon Barber, Jeanette Ard and newcomer Doris Simmons will face Republican incumbent Paige Sawyer and newcomers Carol Jayroe and Ed Kimbrough.
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