2017-11-09 / Front Page

Tutt and Armour win easily but Cullars unseats Rainey

Voters in the Washington City Council election held Tuesday resoundingly endorsed two of three incumbents as both Marion Tutt and Robert “Peewee” Armour retained their seats easily. But Councilman Kimberly Rainey was unseated by Nathaniel Cullars, a former councilman, by a margin of only 40 votes.

Tutt was the top vote-getter in District One with 328 votes (44.03 percent) while Cullars claimed 175 votes (23.49 percent) to 135 votes (18.12 percent) for Rainey and 106 votes (14.23 percent) for challenger Calvin Wiggs.

In District Two, Armour was the clear winner with a landslide 408 votes (76.84 percent) over Lance Pitts who garnered 123 votes in the contest.

The turnout was moderately light with a total of 955 out of 2,324 registered voters (41 percent) participating.

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