Additional election results

Dillsboro Mayor

Mike Fitzgerald: 18

Dillsboro Town Board 

(five seats available)

Tim Parris: 22

David Jones: 21

David Gates: 20

Beauford Riddle: 19

Jimmy Cabe: 15


Forest Hills Mayor

Kolleen Begley: 30

Forest Hills Town Board 

(three seats available)

Carl Hooper: 27

Clark Corwin: 26

Ron Mau: 25


Webster Mayor

Nick Breedlove (write-in): 61

Webster Town Board 

(five seats open, top three get four-year terms; bottow two get two-year terms)

Tracy Rodes: 53

Danell Moses: 52

Allan Grant: 51

Janice Blanton: 42

Billie Jo Bryson: 37


Highlands Mayor

Patrick Taylor: 260

Brian Stiehler: 174

Highlands Town Board 

(two open seats)

Amy Patterson: 294

Donnie Calloway: 270

David Rogers: 121

Gary Drake: 106


Bryson City Town Board 

(two seats open)

Janine Crisp: 105

Frederick “Rick” Bryson: 85

Brad Walker: 57

Matthew Kirkland: 52

Tom Wilmot: 26


Clyde Town Board 

(two seats available)

Jim Trantham: 22

Carroll Mease: 21

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