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Reversing course, Evely will run for mayor again

Staff Reports

The race for Unicoi County Mayor just got a bit more crowded, and complicated, with the incumbent deciding to get into the race after all.

Unicoi County Mayor Garland “Bubba” Evely has decided to seek re-election despite announcing last year his intent to retire at the end of his current term.

“After receiving overwhelming support from the community I have decided to reconsider and run for reelection,” Evely told The Erwin Record. “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.”

Evely has officially taken out paperwork to run in the 2022 election.

The Erwin Record will release more details as they become available.