White easily keeps seat

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 25, 2004

UNIONTOWN – Incumbent Mayor Phillip White had little trouble recapturing his seat in Uniontown on Tuesday night.

White won 60 percent of the vote, beating challenger Ralston Long 828-548.

To White, the reason for his re-election was because voters put faith in the one-term mayor.

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“I really think they understood that four years is not enough time to accomplish what we need to accomplish,” White said after final results came in Tuesday.

As for his next four years, White vowed to continue his hard work.

“I’m ready to go to work,” he said.

Though challenger Long put up a good fight and spent a good deal of money advertising, White said he was able to win because voters were familiar with his experience.

“I think the citizens just knew me better,” he said. “We’re like a family.”

Along with the mayoral race in Uniontown, five city council seats were up for election.

In District 1, Toulis Jones will faces James Vann in a run-off. Jones received 172 votes, while Vann barely slipped into a run-off with 90 votes. Thomas Stapleton finished third with 27 votes.

In District 2, Tyrone Brown defeated Sherman Norfleet 166-145.

In District 3, Don Moore defeated David B. Moore 187-89.

In District 4, Beatrice A. Turner will face Eugene Booker in a run-off. Turner captured 90 votes to Booker’s 78 votes. Mary Ann Flowers had a respectable showing, receiving 62 votes.

In District 5, Terry Bassett edged Ronald Langhorne by six votes – 136-130. There was no word Tuesday night as to whether Langhorne would request a recount.