CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS

CARTHAGE RESIDENTS ELECT THIRD MAYOR IN 3 ELECTIONS

For the third time in three elections Carthage residents have elected a new mayor. Carthage native Sarah Marie Smith is set to become the town’s newest mayor. Smith narrowly defeated incumbent and first term Mayor Donnie R. Dennis 313 votes to 286 in Tuesday’s Carthage City Election.

Results of last Tuesday’s elections are set to be certified Thursday (November 15). Smith is expected to take office shortly afterward. Former mayor David Bowman is the last person to hold the office for an extended period.

Bowman was defeated by Sabra Hodge and Hodge was defeated by Dennis. It was Smith’s third time to enter the political arena.

As a Democrat, Smith formerly ran two unsuccessful campaigns in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver.

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