Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage Elected to Another Term
In the Pike County town of Brundidge, incumbent Mayor James Ramage has won re-election, taking 52 percent of the vote to avoid a run-off.
Ramage was up against local firefighter Jamie Powell and criminal justice professor Michael Foster. A total of 1,037 people cast ballots in Brundidge. Ramage walked away with 536 of those, Foster with 408, and Powell with 83.
It took poll workers almost 3 hours to tally the votes in what they called a "record-breaking year," both in the number of candidates and voter turnout.
Ramage, who has served as mayor for 35 years, calls the vote a relief. "In Brundidge, people want to see you, so we actually walked the town every weekend," he said. He says he plans to focus his next term on attracting more industry and recruiting jobs.