CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Terry Greenlee will take over as the next mayor of Dunbar after defeating Michael Hall in the Tuesday municipal election.
Greenlee, a Democrat and the current director of public works for the city, received 668 votes to Republican Hall's 275.
"It'll be a really smooth transition," Greenlee said Tuesday night. "I hope there won't be a learning curve at all."
Greenlee said that his experience working in city government has prepared him to take over as mayor. He said he would immediately start working with current Dunbar Mayor Jack Yeager to prepare for the change.
Greenlee also commended Hall on the campaign, saying, "my hat is off to him -- he is a hard worker and he did a good job."
Republican City Clerk Ross Harrison, who was appointed to the post last summer, lost to Democratic challenger Connie Fulknier. Fulknier received 538 votes to Harrison's 400.
Steve Arnett, a Republican, and Pam Reynolds, a Democrat, were elected to represent the First Ward. Arnett received 197 votes and Reynolds received 174. Democrat R.J. Fields also ran but only received 92 votes.
In the Second Ward race, voters ousted incumbent Councilman Harold Craigo, a Republican, in favor of Dana Hayes and Doug Fleshman, both Democrats. Hayes received 189 votes. Fleshman received 155.
Craigo received 147 votes and independent candidate Betty Ross received 63 votes.
The Third and Fourth ward were uncontested. Incumbents Tom Bailey, a Democrat, and Connie Thompson, a Republican, will represent the Third Ward; while Gail Harper and Everette Sullivan, both incumbent Democrats, will represent the Fourth.
Like the primary election in Dunbar, Tuesday's election saw a low voter turnout. Harrison said about 17.5 percent of the city's voters, or about 940 people, cast ballots in the election.
The primary saw a turnout of about 11 percent.
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