Fletcher beats incumbent, Doyle wins re-election in City Council race

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Retired businessman George Fletcher and City Council incumbent Amy Ryberg Doyle both won seats on City Council.

Fletcher overcame incumbent Susan Reynolds to soundly win the at-large seat on City Council by capturing over 60 percent of the vote.

Fletcher received 2,211 votes; Reynolds received 1,333 votes, according to Conway Belangia, director of Greenville County elections.

Other challenger for the at-large seat, Gil Crouse received 118 votes.

Fletcher benefited by receiving backing from Mayor Knox White, who chose to support Fletcher publically over Reynolds.

Reynolds also faced criticism over the support of ending nonpartisan elections in the city.

Doyle won re-election for her District 1 seat, beating challenger Bob Beam with 57.5 percent of the vote.

Doyle received 673 votes to Beam’s 491.

Beam cited his major reason for running against Doyle was his disapproval of the city’s infill ordinance.

About 8.6 percent of the city’s 42,938 registered voters cast ballots. Belangia said, “For a special election city primary that number’s pretty good.”

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