Newcomer, former council member nominated in Edinburgh

A former council member will be on the ballot in November after he was among the top three vote-getters in the Republican primary for the Edinburgh Town Council.

Lewis Turner, who served on the town council for eight years in the 1990s, will join newcomer Miriam Rooks and incumbent Dawn Graham on the general election ballot in November. During their campaigns, the candidates focused on street repair, downtown revitalization and bringing more houses and businesses to the town.

Of the four candidates, Graham was the favorite among voters, and got 31 percent of the vote. Rooks got 29 percent of the vote; Turner got 21 percent.

Barring a challenge from a Democrat or independent candidate during the general election, Graham, Rooks and Turner will begin their terms in January.

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Top three vote-getters are elected

Carl Crider;19%

Dawn Graham;31%

Miriam Rooks;29%

Lewis Turner;21%