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Breaking News Kershaw elects new mayor, two new council members

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By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has a new mayor and two new council members.

Wayne Rhodes won the mayor's race in a special election Tuesday. He won with 240 votes, to Jody Connell's 54, and Pam Johnson's 23. Rhodes has served as a councilman on Town Council in the past.

In the District 2 race, Michael Cook won with 32 votes to Sherry Hunter's 16.

Former Town Councilwoman Genny Hendrix will serve once again on council, winning the at-large seat with 175 votes to Sonya Poole's 134.

Town Administrator Tony Starnes said there are about 800 registered voters in Kershaw, with about 200 voters in each district.

The town needed a special election after Tommy Baker resigned as mayor and Rose Marie Baker and  Jabo Sims resigned their respective seats council seats. The three resigned at the same time in April and never gave a reason for their decision to step down.

Town Council is planning a special meeting on Monday to swear in the new council members and mayor, Starnes said.