Protest filed after tie in Cooleemee election

Published 9:41 am Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Mocksville and Bermuda Run each have three newly-elected town board members
Not so in Cooleemee, where three candidates had filed for the two open seats. While Andy Reavis led the way in Cooleemee with 33 votes, there was a tie at 18 among the two remaining candidates – former mayor and clerk Steve Corriher, and Chris Almond, husband of current mayor, Jessica Almond.
There are no other votes to count in Cooleemee, said Davie Elections Director Tabatha Parrish. A protest has been filed claiming that Corriher no longer lives in the city. Those and other complaints will be investigated before results become official in Cooleemee, she said.
Jenny Stevenson led the voting for the three seats in Mocksville with 347 votes, followed by Carl Lambert with 341, and Johnny Frye with 296. Chris Domanski garnered 258 votes.
In Bermuda Run, the three elected were Mike Brannon with 232 votes, Mike Ernest with 227 votes, and Melinda Willlis Szeliga with 200 votes. Ken Peacock had 192 votes and Ed Coley 172 votes.