Hanging Rock re-elects DavidsonPublished 8:00am Wednesday, November 9, 2011
HANGING ROCK — Hanging Rock voters stuck with Mayor Chris Davidson Tuesday, overwhelmingly selecting him over his opponent, councilwoman Debra Sanders, to serve in the village’s top post another four years.
Davidson, who has served as mayor for two terms, received 63.48 percent of the vote or 73 ballots cast, while Sanders received 36.52 percent of votes or 42 ballots.
Voters also cast ballots for Clerk-Treasurer Carole Goldcamp and council members Kim Chinn and Josh Waginger. All three were unopposed in their bids for elective office. Incumbent councilwoman Chinn received 61 votes, while Waginger, a political novice seeking his first term on the village council, received 86 votes. Goldcamp received 98 votes.
Davidson said he felt pretty good about the results.
“I’m glad the community feels confident in having me for their mayor for another four years,” he said. Davidson said he felt his previous years of service as mayor and a councilman, along with his commitment to listening to residents and putting concerns into action, were what separated him from his opponent. He called Sanders “a great councilperson. She did a great job. It was a pleasure serving with her.”
Sanders’ current term on council will expire at the end of 2011 when Waginger will join the council beginning in 2012.