From Staff Reports
Based on unofficial election results, Unicoi County Mayor Garland “Bubba” Evely has been elected to another term.
Evely, the Republican nominee, defeated Independent candidate Bralen Diamond, by a vote total of 1,005 to 196.
Evely took 83.54% of the votes cast while Diamond secured 16.29% of the vote total.
Evely announced an intention to retire last year, but later changed his mind and ran for reelection.
“After receiving overwhelming support from the community I have decided to reconsider and run for re-election,” Evelytold The Erwin Record in February of this year. “I am so blessed to live in this community. I feel there is a lot of unfinished business that hopefully, I can be an asset to the county if the voters feel the same way.”
Follow election results on erwinrecord.net.