Kregg Close won a seat on the Bainbridge City Council in Tuesday’s general municipal election.
Close, a local mortician, had 181 votes, or 56.21 percent of all ballots, while optometrist Frank Flowers garnered 127 votes, or 39.44 percent of all votes. Certified housing counselor Olive Wedderburn had 14 votes, or 4.35 percent.
“I’d like to thank everyone who supported me, and just the entire community,” Close said. “I’m excited and at the same time, I’m honored to serve.”
Close is the co-owner of two funeral homes: Moore Funeral Home in Donalsonville and Community Funeral Home in Blakely.
He said he has been attending recent Bainbridge City Council meetings and learning about the issues the city government deals with.
Close will fill the City Council seat currently held by Luther Conyers, who is retiring this year after 38 years on the council.