Republicans win big

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Charlotte County voted for two mayors, two town councils and three Republican candidates in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 General Election.

Keysville Mayor Steven Morris maintain his position running opposed. He had 274 votes.

Phenix Mayor Dean Evans was also running unopposed. He received 83 votes.

Three members of Keysville’s six-person Town Council were also elected. Incumbent Rhonda Benn was re-elected with 226 votes. Two other Town Council candidates were also elected unopposed. Daniel Cooper received 175 votes and Anthony Ferranto got 147 votes.

In Phenix, five candidates were elected to the Town Council Rodney Joe Childress (76 votes), Gladys Haskins Reid (62 votes), Emily M. Lawhorne (22 votes), Amanda R. Letterman (17 votes and Curtis D. Moorefield (12 votes) were elected.

In the big races, Charlotte County leaned heavily Republican with President Donald Trump receiving 3,803 or 61% of the vote to Joe Biden’s 2,309 or 37% of the vote. In the race for the Senate won statewide by incumbent Mark Warner, Daniel Gade won Charlotte County with 3,628 votes to Warner’s 2,514. In the race for the 5th Congressional District won by Robert Good, Good got 3,664 votes in Charlotte County compared to Webb’s 2,451.

Charlotte County approved the two constitutional amendments on the ballots by substantial margins.