Saturday, April 1, 2023

Mayor Tannehill, Incumbent Aldermen Win Election

Mayor Robyn Tannehill, far right, will be Oxford’s mayor for another four years. Photo via Twitter

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill will lead Oxford for another four years, after taking more than 80 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s municipal election.

She will serve with the same Board of Aldermen, as all the incumbent aldermen running Tuesday have been reelected.

The Board of Aldermen could have one new addition with Brian Hyneman taking 321 votes at the polls against his opponent L. McQueen Miscamble, who garnered 173 votes. There was no incumbent in that race. Alderman Janice Antonow did not seek reelection.

“It’s overwhelming to have so many people have faith in you and put your trust in you,” Hyneman said Tuesday night. “I appreciate Janice Antonow, her service and her support of me.”

Tannehill received 2,520 votes while her opponent, Brandon Pettis, received 319 votes.

“I am so honored to have the privilege of serving this community for another four years,” Tannehill said after reading the results from the polls. “We made so much progress over the last four years, but we had so many projects that were halfway to the finish line when the pandemic hit. So excited this board will still be together with one new member, Brian Hyneman, to be able to push some of these projects across the finish line.”

In Ward 2, incumbent Alderman Mark Huelse had 641 votes, and his opponent, Afton Thomas, received 275 votes.

In Ward 4, Alderman Keisha Howell-Atkinson had no opposition.

In Ward 5, incumbent Alderman Preston Taylor received 130 votes, and his opponent, Barney Chadwick had 45 votes.

In Ward 6, incumbent Alderman Jason Bailey took 359 votes, and his opponent Miguel Centellas had 180 votes.

In the alderman at-large race, incumbent John Morgan garnered 1,792 votes, and his opponent, Linda Porter Bishop, had 1,224 votes.

Despite the rain, more than 2,200 Oxford residents showed up at the polls to cast their votes Tuesday. In the primary election in April, about half that many voted.