Phillips defeats Wallace in special city council race

  East ward Rockdale residents chose Leroy Phillips over Denise Holmes Wallace in a special city council election on Saturday.  Phillips received 42 votes, while Wallace was the choice on 24 ballots.

  The two were vying for the unexpired term created by the resignation of Melody Dawson in September.  Only those residing in the east ward could cast votes in the special election.

  Only 17 voters actually cast their ballots on election day.  Forty-nine votes were cast early.


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