Garner council's Behringer, Singleton survive Hagwood challenge

From staff reportsNovember 5, 2013 

  • Results Two open seats Seats at-large

    Kathy Behringer (i) →  34.25%

    Jeanette Hagwood →  29.02%

    Gra Singleton (i) →  36.13%

    (12 of 12 precincts reporting)

— Despite a strong push by challenger Jeanette Hagwood, five-term incumbent Gra Singleton and two-term incumbent Kathy Behringer managed to keep their seats on the Garner Town Council. Neither the town council nor the mayor’s seat has seen a change since 2007.

Hagwood won 29 percent of the vote. Singleton and Behringer will stay on to help spend the $35.7 million that the town approved in a March bond referendum on a variety of projects. They include new town hall and police facilities, a downtown recreation center, and other street and sidewalk upgrades. Hagwood and Behringer are Republicans, while Singleton is a Democrat, though the at-large race is nonpartisan.

Staff writer Kyle Jahner

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