- Mitchell Northam The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The majority of voters in Milton are satisfied with how Joe Lockwood has led the city.
On Tuesday, voters elected Lockwood to a fourth term as the city’s mayor.
Lockwood garnered 66 percent of Tuesday’s vote, defeating challenger Dr. Laura Rencher in the mayor’s race. A total of 4,452 people voted in the mayoral election.
Milton also elected two new city council members. Peyton Jamison ran unopposed and won the District 1 seat, succeeding Karen Thurman who did not seek re-election. Laura Bentley defeated incumbent councilman Bill Lusk for the District 2 seat, taking 71 percent of the vote.
For the District 3 seat, incumbent councilman Joseph Longoria ran unopposed.
Lockwood has been the city’s mayor since 2006 and is the founder of the construction firm, JK Lockwood Construction. In the District 2 city council race, he endorsed Bentley.