Howard Wins Another Term as Hawthorne City Commissioner
Published June 12th, 2013
HAWTHORNE - It was election day for residents in the city of Hawthorne, with three members of the current city commission approaching the end of their two-year terms.
But with two of the current commissioners running unopposed, there was only one race that captured residents attention: the race for seat number one.
Incumbent commissioner Tommie Howard, who is currently serving as Vice Mayor, easily defeated his challenger, former commissioner Harry Carter with a vote of 126 to 35.
Commissioner Matthew Surrency, currently serving as Mayor, and commissioner William "Billy" Carlton were also up for re-election but ran unopposed.
The Hawthorne City Commission will now convene next week to elect their next mayor and vice mayor, two positions that alternate every year.
According to Mayor Surrency, the total turnout this year of 161 voters was slightly lower when compared to city elections in year's past.
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