GARNER — 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 mayors 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