Challenger Chad Brown and incumbents Wayne Pingel and James Peck were declared the winners for the three open seats on the Cherokee City Council at Tuesday's City Elections in Cherokee County.
Brown decisively defeated challengers Michael Morrow and Barry Lewis for the At-Large seat vacated by Linda Burkhart, who did not seek re-election.
All vote totals are unofficial until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors next week. Of the 3,702 registered voters in Cherokee, 749 cast ballots Tuesday, totaling 20.23 percent.
The run-away At-Large winner Brown tallied 608 votes, compared to 89 for Lewis, and 38 for Morrow. There were 10 write-in votes.
In Ward 1, incumbent James Peck defeated challenger Mark Miller 213 to 113. There were four write-in votes cast.
In Ward 3, incumbent Wayne Pingel totaled 136 votes to turn back Matthew Royster (58) and Jason Duma Johnson (30).
A breakdown of the vote totals in Ward 1 for the Cherokee City Council At-Large seat showed winner Brown receiving 290 votes, followed by Lewis 31, Morrow 13, and two write-ins.
In Ward 3, Brown received 179 votes, followed by Lewis 28, Morrow 15, and three write-ins.
In Ward 2, Brown received 139 votes, followed by Lewis 30, Morrow 10, and five write-ins.