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Peck wins election

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

James Peck won the lightly attended special election on Tuesday for the ward 1 Cherokee City Council seat, according to unofficial results provided by the Cherokee County Auditor's Office. Results are not official until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on July 18.

Peck, a retired worker at Wilson's Packing Plant (now Tyson's Foods) and a former county supervisor, was the only person to filed for the Cherokee City Council seat in ward 1. The seat was held by William (Bill) Troth who died in February. His term expires Dec. 31, 2007.

The council had voted to fill the vacancy by appointing Doug Woods, a former city council member who chose not to run for reelection when his term expired on Dec. 31, 2005.

Subsequently, a petition of citizens called for a special election. Only those living in ward 1 were eligible to vote in the special election and only candidates from ward 1 were eligible for election to the seat.

Only 53 voters cast ballots on Tuesday, 4.1 percent of the 1,294 registered voters in the ward. Peck received 33 of the votes. Write-in votes included 12 for Doug Woods, 3 for Chuck Clark and one each for five other people.

Peck will be sworn in at the council meeting following the canvass of the votes by the county supervisors.

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