Waller re-elected mayor of Goshen

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Written by Whitley Kilcrease and Tyler Spivey

Incumbent mayor of Goshen, Jack Waller, along with incumbent council members Darren Jordan and Carter Sanders, were re-elected to public office on Tuesday.

Incumbent Jack Waller will continue serving Goshen in the role of mayor for another four years.

“I’m thrilled,” Waller said. “I’m just thankful and humbled.”

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Although numbers are unofficial, Waller won with a total of 69 votes with Michael Sanders trailing with 62 votes.

Jordan and Carter Sanders joined newly-elected members Mack Barber, Malon Johnson, William McMaster and Jane Hughes on the town council. Johnson received the most votes with 28, followed by Jordan with 24 votes. Sanders received 19, McMaster had 16, and Hughes got 15. Barber rounded out the town council race with 12 votes.

Jimmy Bryan received 10 votes and William McLeod only received nine votes in the town council race. There were 133 total votes.

“I like the way the election came out,” Johnson said. “We’ve got a good council and a good mayor.”

McMaster shared similar excitement.

“I appreciate all the help I got from all the people in town,” McMaster said. “I’m happy with the way the election turned out. Had it turned out different, I’d be happy too.”

Darren Jordan said he appreciated the confidence that voters gave him.

“I’ll continue to try and lead the town, be fiscally responsible, and keep morals in office,” Jordan said.

Jimmy Bryan, council member candidate, had an optimistic view of the election results, even though he did not win.

“I lost, but I’m satisfied with the results,” Bryan said.

All poll results reported are unofficial and uncertified as of Tuesday night.