Special to SEGAZINE
City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor.
Harvey, the longtime North Ward commissioner, easily defeated political newcomer Starling Sutton in a runoff of the Nov. 5 election in which Harvey finished first in a slate of five candidates but without the necessary majority.
With all precincts counted Tuesday night, Harvey had 830 votes, or 61 percent of the total, compared to Sutton’s 536 votes for 39 percent.
In the race to replace Harvey in the North Ward, pastor Vincent T. Williams, 48, who had been unsuccessful in several other runs for a City Commission seat, defeated 65-year-old real estate broker Neil Foster 748 to 567. Williams had 57 percent of the vote and Foster 43 percent.