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IMAGES: Cabell County Election Night
The council district winners were Pete Gillespie II (D) , a first timer running for political office, bested long time City Charter champion, Tom McCallister. He received 762 votes to McCallister's 471. Frances Jackson beat independent Pete Gillespie Sr. 432-169 in District 3. Republican Gary Bunn will replace Nate Randolph in District 4. Randolph did not seek re-election. Bunn had 1,139 votes to Steve Phipps 934. Scott Caserta won re-election 868 to 443 against B.J. Ellis in District 7. Tom McGuffin, who ousted Kirt Gillenwater in the primary, toppled Richard “Dick” Strode 566-333 who ran as an independent in District 8. Rick Simmons, a long time Guyandotte promoter who has been hindered by illness, received 773 votes to Sherry Lynn McClanahan’s 643.
Mark Bates (District 5), Sandra Clements (District 6) and Joyce Clark (District 1) did not face any opposition.