Bernice Brown becomes only the third woman to ever be elected to Thomson City Council.
Ms. Brown, a local head-start program director, won the C-3 seat, defeating Jose Granados in Tuesday's city election. Ms. Brown garnered a total of 75 votes, or 78.13 percent, to Mr. Granados' 21 total votes, or 21.88 percent, according to election results announced by Phyllis Wheeler, county elections director.
Only 96 or 18.01 percent of the voters in that district cast ballots in the election,. Early voting saw Ms. Brown collect 26 votes to Mr. Granados' 3 votes. Ms. Brown also received 6 absentee votes, while her opponent got 2 votes.
There were a total of 533 persons eligible to vote within District C-3.
Ms. Wheeler also certified several city officials, who were unopposed. They included: Mayor-elect Kenneth Usry and councilmen Alton Belton, John Smalley, Jaye Jones and Clifford "Bud" Lunceford.