Ramage speaks about loss

Published 3:00 am Friday, August 26, 2016

Longtime Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage released a public statement Thursday thanking Brundidge citizens, officials and staff for their help in his time as mayor.

Ramage chose not to run for reelection to the mayoral seat this year, but instead ran for the District 4 council seat. He was defeated for the seat by Byron Gaynor in Tuesday’s election. “Our city’s staff has done an outstanding job in implementing the budgets, policies and projects we approved over the decades,” Ramage said in the statement. “Our team has been able to change Brundidge from a textile dominated economy tp a food manufacturing and distribution economy.

“We are leaving Brundidge in excellent financial condition. We have also been able to get our infrastructure upgraded and be ready to handle any future job opportunities that may come our way.

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“I would also like to thank my family for understanding about the time I was away working for the city when I needed to be available to them. It has been a pleasure working as your mayor and our family looks forward to life’s next chapter.”

A runoff will be held at Brundidge Station on Tuesday, October 4 to determine Ramage’s successor as mayor of Brundidge. Cynthia Pearson and Isabell Boyd are the candidates.

There will also be a runoff that day for the District 5 race between Chris Foster and James Jones.