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Swain edges Puckett for Huntersville mayor

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 6
Mayor Jill Swain of Huntersville appeared to survive a tough challenge in Tuesday’s election from former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett. With all precincts reporting, Swain had 2,467 votes to Puckett’s 2,441, a margin of 26 votes, 50.1 percent to 49.6 percent.

In the Huntersville board race, Melinda Bales came out as the top voter getter (3,032), with Danny Phillips second with 2,803. Others elected to the six-seat board were Ron Julian, Jeff Neely, Sarah McAulay, and Rob Kidwell.

HUNTERSVILLE TOWN BOARD ELECTION 2013
Unofficial results from Mecklenburg Board of Elections

Name Votes
Melinda Bales 3,032
Danny Phillips 2,803
Ron Julian 2,477
Jeff Neely 2,328
Sarah McAulay 2,278
Rob Kidwell 2,255
Charles Guignard 2,211
Nick Walsh 1,725
Franklin Freeman 1,416
Lawrence Brinson 1,143
Write-in 109

This article has been corrected to show that Charles Guignard was not elected, and to add a full chart with vote totals

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