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Thomas defeats Best in race for Greenville mayor

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Incumbent Mayor Allen Thomas has held on to his seat in the race for Greenville mayor.

With 28 of 28 precincts reporting, Thomas kept the lead ahead of challenger Tom Best.

Thomas and other candidates running for office held a party at Winslows. 9 On Your Side spoke to the mayor shortly after he was declared the victor.

“We have a very strong elected council. We have some veterans returning. We have a couple new faces which I think is going to add strength to this council. Remember that we have a very diverse city and I think this going to be a great representation of all of Greenville,” said Allen Thomas, Greenville mayor.

Thomas was quite happy following the news that he would be mayor for 2 more years. He says he is going to continue to work hard for the city and hopefully unite this newly elected council for Greenville's common good. That's something challenger Tom Best wanted to bring to the council. He conceded to Thomas earlier Tuesday night, shaking hands and wishing him well.

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By three o'clock Tuesday, about 12% of voters had cast a ballot in Pitt County.

In Greenville, incumbent Mayor Allen Thomas is running against retired IBM Tom Best. 9 On Your Side has covered several of their debates and both have clear differences.

Tuesday, their supporters continued their push to the finish line, hoping to come out on top.

9 On Your Side spoke to several of them and they want voters to pick their candidate. But if you push politics aside, they say they encourage everyone to vote.

Other seats up for grabs in Greenville are the At Large, and District 1, 3, 4, and 5 seats.
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