published Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Signal voters return three to council; Akins wins Walden mayor seat

Three incumbents will keep their seats on the Signal Mountain Town Council.

Incumbent Mayor Bill Lusk won 2,482 votes, Councilman Bill Wallace won 2,336 votes and Councilwoman Annette Allen took 2,308 votes, according to Hamilton County Election Commission figures.

Challenger Frank Preston lost narrowly with 2,253 votes, while Joe Dumas captured 1,758 votes.

For capturing the most votes, Lusk and Wallace will win four-year terms, while Allen will win a wo-year term.

In the town of Walden race, Elizabeth Akins narrowly won the mayor’s seat. She gathered 544 votes, while incumbent Peter Hetzler captured 513 votes. David Epperson and Bill Trohanis won the two uncontested alderman seats.

All three winners will serve two years.

All vote totals, which include federally mandated provisional ballots, are unofficial until certified by the Tennessee Division of Elections.

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