Incumbent Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram will keep his gavel after about seven in 10 Cheraw voters picked the local businessman to lead the town over opponent Anthony Waymyers in Tuesday’s municipal elections.
Ingram received 750 votes and Waymyers tallied 275, according to unofficial election results.
Ingram has been the mayor of Cheraw for 18 years and has earned another four to continue, as he said during his campaign move the town forward.
In an early morning post to his campaign’s Facebook page, Ingram and his family released a statement.
“The entire Ingram family wants to thank all our supporters and friends for your help during this campaign,” the statement said. “We have run a campaign that has been respectful and we stuck to the facts of what Andy’s administration has accomplished over the last four years.
“We are proud with the record that he has achieved and we know he will continue doing what’s best for Cheraw the next four years. But he can’t do it alone. He will need your continued support and advice on issues that the town of Cheraw will be faced with in the upcoming four years. He is up to the challenge and will continue working to move Cheraw forward.”
In the Cheraw Town Council race, challenger Jim Crawford edged out Councilman Randy Butler by a margin of eight votes.
Crawford tallied 132 votes and Butler received 124, according to election returns.
John K. Melton representing District 3 and Fred Harris representing District 5 were both unopposed in their bids for re-election.
There are no provisional or challenged ballots, so the unofficial results will be certified at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5. Depending on the number of people present, the certification will take place in either the jury assembly room or courtroom in the Chesterfield County Courthouse.
Reach Maria D. Grandy at 843-537-5261.