Thursday, May 05, 2011

May 5, 2011 Morristown City Election: McGuffin and Rooney Are Out

May 3, 2011, City Election.

Danny Thomas was elected Mayor over Frank McGuffin by a comfortable margin (1406-1048).  [Mayor Sami Barile chose not to run for re-election]

Chris Bivens, a political newcomer, decisively defeated longtime incumbent W.J. "Doc" Rooney for the 2nd ward council seat (1541-833).

Paul LeBel, a sitting county commissioner, now holds two local elected offices. LeBel took the at-large council seat in a 4-way race. LeBel eked out a 24-vote victory over runner-up Charles Cook (840-816).  Darrell Williams had 362 votes and Luke Pack had 361 votes. Frank McGuffin had held this seat for 8 years, chose to run for Mayor, and lost to Danny Thomas.

Claude Jinks had no opposition and retained his 4th ward council seat.

On Monday, May 9th, the newly-elected Mayor and Councilmembers will be sworn in at City Hall at 4:00 PM.

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