Mayor Michael Garvin will begin a full four-year term after Guyton voters overwhelmingly re-elected him Tuesday.
Garvin captured 68 percent of the votes cast for mayor, getting 269. Fred Griffin had 106 votes and Jimmy Wells had 22.
“I am very happy,” Garvin said. “It shows the confidence the citizens of Guyton have for the council and that we are moving in the right direction.”
All three incumbents in Guyton returned to their posts with big numbers. Alderman Les Pevey ran unopposed and received 287 votes. Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett fended off two challengers, garnering 268 votes or 68.7 percent of the votes cast. Ulysses Eaton had 93 votes and Devon Dean had 29 votes.
“This tells us to keep on doing what we are doing to improve Guyton,” Garvin said of the results.
There were 342 Guyton residents who voted Tuesday and 63 absentee ballots.
“This was the first Guyton had to do something like this,” Garvin said of the campaign. “It was a little bit fun, and the outcome was even greater.”
Guyton election results
Michael Garvin (I) 269
Fred Griffin 106
Jimmy Wells 22
Alderman Post No. 1
Les Pevey 287
Alderman Post No. 2
Brenda R. Lovett (I) 268
Ulysses K. Eaton 93
Devon Dean III 29