For the first time, beginning in January 2016 the Crothersville Town Council will consist of five members.
In Tuesday’s general election, Republicans Chad Wilson and Danieta Foster and Democrats Lenvel “Butch” Robinson, Brenda Holzworth and Robert “Bob” Lyttle were selected by voters to represent the town on the council for the next four years.
In the 2014 general election, 75 percent of the town’s residents voted to increase the number of council members from three to five.
With this year’s election, Wilson received the most votes with 291, followed by Robinson 226, Holzworth 197, Lyttle 185 and Foster 163. Robinson is the only incumbent.
With the other four candidates, Democrat Geoffrey Walker received 141 votes, Republican J.D. Woods earned 134, Republican Jerad Sporleder tallied 132 and Democrat Nancy Hopper had 75.
Incumbent Republican clerk-treasurer Terry Richey turned back a challenge from former clerk-treasurer Democrat NaLona Bush 201-181.
Of the 1,142 registered voters in Crothersville, 388 or 34 percent voted in this year’s general election.