The old crew is staying together, and say they couldn't be more happy about it.
All six incumbents of the Wilmore City Council were re-elected Tuesday night to serve another two-year cycle and all agree they'll be that much stronger by continuing to work together again.
"I'm glad more than anything we have our incumbents back," Wilmore mayor Harold Rainwater said after the votes had been tallied. "I'm pretty excited even though sometimes we have different views on a few things, I'm happy to see them back."
There were seven candidates vying for one open seat. Incumbents, in order of most to least votes were; Leonard Fitch with 1,664 votes, Lynn Cooper with 1,513 votes, Jim Brumfield with 1,453 votes, Jeff Baier with 1,411 votes, Kim Deyer with 1,399 votes and Jeff James with 1,306 votes.
Challenger Lynne Fuller lagged behind garnering just 8.75 percent, or a total of 839 votes.
"I'm just so very grateful, I don't know what to say," Fitch, a 44-year councilman, said. "It makes me really feel good to have the support of the community and I'll do my best to serve them."
All the candidates said they were very pleased that they would be remaining together to sever the council.
"I didn't know what to expect with the race," James said. "But I think as a council were just getting our feet under us as a group and we'll be even better this next time around."
James is a fairly new city councilman along with Cooper.
"We've had a strong council and I'm very pleased and serve the people," Cooper said. "Keeping the council together it bodes well for the future of the city of Wilmore."
Deyer agreed and said she is excited to serve another two years in Wilmore.
"There's a lot on our plate but I'm looking forward to getting back to work," Deyer said Tuesday night.
Fuller could not be reached for comment but the incumbents were all gracious in their victory.
"I'd like to thank all the people that supported me," Brumfield, a 22-year vet on the council, said. "We had seven good candidates but now it's time to look forward."
Due to the Tuesday election the regularly schedule meeting has been moved to this coming Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.