Adairsville Post 3 to have runoff election
by Mark Andrews
Nov 06, 2013 | 1552 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For the Adairsville City Council Post 3 election, Kenneth “K.C.” Carson and Lee Castro will go into a runoff election, with the date to be released at a later time. Carson saw 143, or 37.83 percent, of votes with Castro seeing 120, or 31.75 percent, of votes.

Incumbent Connie Morrow saw 115, or 30.42 percent, of votes.

“I would tell the voters that I really appreciate each and every one of them who found time in their busy day to come out and vote for me. I appreciate them very much,” Carson said. “Every vote is important and they showed themselves strong tonight on my behalf, but basically, we’ve got to do it again.”

He continued, “I want to sit down and work with the council members and the mayor that is in place so we can find common ground for the betterment of the city and go forward with the progress that is much needed in the city of Adairsville.”

Castro said he appreciated how his fellow candidates approached this election.

“It was a very exciting race, I wasn’t expecting it to be so close, it was very close, and I was very excited that everybody ran a very ethical, clean campaign and tried to keep it about ideals and not popularity,” Castro said. “I think one of the most important things is that the county and the city are right on the edge of a growth spurt and so I want to make sure we have plans in place that keep us safe, that keep our little town as a little Norman Rockwell town, so to speak, and have economic development.

“If we don’t plan that ahead of time then it will be planned for us; I want to make sure it’s our plan as residents of the city of Adairsville, that it’s not something handed down to us.”

All voting results are unofficial until confirmed by the secretary of state at 5:05 p.m. Friday.