McLendon wins fifth term as mayor

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Four-term Greenville mayor Dexter McLendon won his fifth term Tuesday night and the city will also get two new council members.

McLendon defeated opponent Kenneth Crum 1,349 to 1,008.

“I’m glad I won,” McLendon said. “It was a tough battle and I look forward to serving another four years and with two new council members. We plan to continue to move Greenville forward.”

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McLendon carried the absentee box, District 1 District 2 and District 3.

Crum carried Districts 4 and 5.

For city council District 3, Joseph West bested Tommy Ryan by just seven votes 268-261.

City Clerk and City Election officer Dee Blackmon said that there are a few provisional ballots that will need to go through the verification process at the board of registrars. Those ballots may or may not influence this race. The city will canvass the election results in one week.

In District 4, Jae’ Ques Brown defeated Jimmy Lawson 224-158.