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Evely wins reelection

Garland “Bubba” Evely

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.”

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