NEWBERRY – The City of Newberry has formally certified results of the April 13 municipal election. The Oaths of Office were administered to the elected officials at the 6 p.m. meeting on April 26, 2021.
Seats up for election were for Commissioner Group Four, held by incumbent Tim Marden; Commissioner Group Five, held by Commissioner Paul Norfleet and Mayor, Jordan Marlowe.
Marden was victorious after receiving the majority of the votes for Group Four at 53 percent or 487 votes to his opponent, Joy Glanzer, who garnered 47 percent or 430 votes.
Norfleet did not run for reelection and Tony Mazon ran unopposed for Group Five.
Marlowe also ran unopposed and retains his position as mayor.
Marden, Mazon and Marlowe all received their Oaths of Office administered by City Clerk Judy Rice.
Subsequently, an election was held to elect a Chairperson Pro-Tempore. Marden was nominated and was unanimously elected to that position. In the event that both the mayor and chairperson pro-tempore are both absent, an alternate chairperson pro-tempore must take over the running of the meeting. Commissioners nominated Commissioner Mark Clark to fill that position, and he was unanimously elected as well.
Mayor Marlowe announced that a Canvassing Board meeting would take place Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 4 p.m. to formally validate the votes, which will be the fourth time the election results will be announced. This meeting is open to the public.
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