Voters chose city council members in Watkinsville and Winterville in Tuesday’s elections.
Watkinsville City Council incumbent Connie Massey retained her seat on the council by a wide margin.
Massey received 312 votes while challenger Wade LaFontaine garnered 172 in his first run for political office.
The seat was the only one contested as Dave Shearon was elected mayor without opposition and incumbent Brian Brodrick also ran unchallenged.
“I have learned a lot (on the council) and it’s been very interesting. I want to help keep the city on track and keep it a wonderful place to live,” Massey said Wednesday.
In Winterville, an unexpired seat was filled by a narrow margin when Mark Farmer, who had previously served three terms on the council, defeated Savannah Morgan Hembree by a vote of 89 to 88.
Two open full-term seats on the council were filled by incumbent Gary Snow with 115 votes and newcomer Brenda Lou Keen with 107. Incumbent Kenneth Paul Tweedell, with 86 votes, lost his seat.
Keen, who has volunteered with the Friends of the Library and the Winterville Arts Council, said Wednesday she is looking forward to serving on the town’s governing board.
“I take public service very seriously and I hope to do my best for the citizens,” she said.
“I’m just very happy that the citizens here decided that I was doing a good enough job for them to return me to the council,” said Snow.