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Two mayoral incumbents finish a distant second in primary

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

The victory went to the challengers in the Georgetown and Richmond mayoral races.

In Georgetown, challenger Everette Varney won 53.9% of the votes while Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames got 27.8% of the votes. Varney has served two terms as mayor in the past.

In Richmond, challenger Jim Barnes defeated incumbent Connie Lawson. Barnes got 69% of the vote while Lawson got 26%.

All four candidates will be on the ballot in November.

Their campaigns have similar focal points including fiscal responsibility and strong leadership.

History in this region has shown that a loss in the primary is not the end of the road for a candidate. Back in 1993, Lexington Mayor Pat Miller lost the primary but came back to win the seat in the general election.

All of the candidates in Richmond and Georgetown say they hope to debate the issues face-to-face in the coming months.


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