Griffith Wins Over Skillman, Bough Prevails In District 3 Race

(BEDFORD) – The voters have spoken, and in a close race for Republican Bedford City Council District 1 seat Ryan Griffith prevailed over Brian Skillman by just three votes.


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Dan Bortner, Ryan Griffith, and Brian Skillman working the polls.
Ryan waited in the courthouse basement on results and was congratulated on his win.
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Brad Bough
Dan Bortner and Angel Hawkins winning At-Large seats. Longtime Councilwoman Adele Bowden-Purlee was defeated receiving 24 percent of the vote.
In the District 3 Republican Race, Brad Bough won over two other candidates Andrea Rope and Howard Scott. The closest vote-getter was Andrea Rope with just 8 votes behind.
In the Bedford City Council District 5 Republican race, Penny May will face off with Democrat Clarice Guy. Guy, in speaking with WBIW, lived in Bedford from 1995-2006 and came back to make Bedford her home.
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“I would like to see the parks upgraded, more ADA compliant for small children, and wants to see more sidewalks.” Guy stated. ” I just want families to want to live, work and stay in Bedford.”
Next year, the Bedford City Council will have five new faces and a new Mayor will lead Bedford.

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