Runoff election in Blakely to be held Tuesday

Harvey McCoy
Harvey McCoy

A runoff election will be held Tuesday, July 14 to determine who will fill the District 1 seat on the Blakely, GA, City Council.

The runoff will be between Harvey McCoy and Margaret Wimberly, the top vote-getters out of three candidates who ran for the seat in a June special election.

In the June 16 special election, Harvey McCoy received 134 votes, for 39 percent of the ballots cast, ahead of Margaret Wimberly with 119 votes at 35 percent and Travis Price with 87 votes at 26 percent. McCoy and Wimberly advanced to the July 14th runoff.

McCoy, 62, has worked with the Early County Road Department 36 years and currently serves as assistant road superintendent.

Margaret Wimberly
Margaret Wimberly

Wimberly, 39, is a licensed insurance agent.

All three candidates were competing to replace Torre Mills, who resigned in January. The winner of the July 14th runoff will be sworn in immediately to fill the unexpired term which ends on December 31, 2015.

The Early County Board of Elections is scheduled to hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m., at 15157 River Street in Blakely.

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