One Century Council Member Unopposed, Five Running For Two Other Seats

June 23, 2018

An incumbent Century Town Council member earned another term Friday, as five other candidates will face off on the ballot for two other seats.

No one qualified to run against Seat 5 holder Sandra McMurray-Jackson, returning her to office for a third four-year term that begins in January.

“I thank God for giving me another opportunity,” she said. “I am going to roll up my sleeves and get out there and be active meeting with the citizens and hearing their concerns. Anything that can be done within norm, we will do all we can to make Century a better place to give our children and grandchildren something to look forward to.”

For Seat 3, incumbent Ben Boutwell will face challenger Amanuel Onell Dubose on the general election ballot on November 6.

For Seat 4, Mary Bourgeois, John Brian Johnston and James Edward Smith, Jr. qualified for the seat currently held Gary Riley. They will be on the August 28 primary ballot with a runoff in November if no candidate receives one vote more than 50 percent.

Riley tearfully announced in May that he would not seek re-election to the seat he has held for 20 years. photo, click to enlarge.


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