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POSTED: November 9, 2011 10:29 a.m.

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Voters have decided that Jan Bass and John Fesperman will represent Richmond Hill as city council members according to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office.
It was a close margin between Fesperman and incumbent Jimmy Hires for the Post 3 seat, with only a 13 vote difference. Fesperman, who received 586 votes, defeated incumbent Jimmy Hires who had 573 votes.
Though the win was a close one, there will be no runoff for the seat because Fesperman received 50 percent plus 1 of votes, according to election officials
Bass defeated incumbent Marilyn Hodges for the Post 4 seat by nearly 100 votes, receiving 620 votes to Hodges’ 525 votes.
Bass was excited after learning of the results and attributed it to hard work and Richmond Hill residents’ wishes for change.
“How magnificent that the people got out there to have their voices heard and that they want Richmond Hill to grow properly and alleviate the tax burden on our residents,” Bass said.
Read more on the elections in the Nov. 9 edition of the News.



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