Hawkins, Sanders also elected to council

Sloan re-elected to Vernon Council

Shawn Sanders reacts to being elected to the Vernon City Council on Tuesday at Vernon City Hall.

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM.

VERNON — Tina Armstrong Sloan was the big winner Tuesday night in the Vernon City Council election.

Sloan was re-elected to the city council by 52 votes, coming in first in the citywide election results and securing a two-year term on the council.

Shawn Sanders earned 46 votes which also got him a two-year term as councilman.

John W. “Tray” Hawkins III came in third with 42 votes, which means he’ll serve a one-year term. Hawkins previously served on the Vernon council.

Michelle Cook was unopposed in her bid for re-election as mayor of Vernon.

Gary Owens came in fourth with 39 votes, but there were only three seats up for election.

City Clerk Dian Hendrix said a total of 77 ballots were cast in Tuesday’s election in Vernon.



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