Kenly Elects Mayor, Two Council Members

Kenly Mayor Bonnie Williamson won reelection on Tuesday defeating two challengers. Town of Kenly photo

Kenly voters overwhelmingly supported Bonnie Hartley Williamson on Tuesday returning her to the office of Mayor. Williamson, who was serving on the Kenly Town Council, was appointed as mayor earlier this year after the resignation of David Grady. She fought off a challenge for the mayor’s seat by two opponents.

At the polls, Mayor Williamson received 133 votes to challenger Wade Troutman Jr. with 87 and Terry Baker with 17.

Council Race Decided By Just 4 Votes
For the Kenly Town Council race where 6 residents were running for just 2 council seats, Trinity Henderson was the top vote-getter with 136 votes followed by Janna Rogerson for the second seat with 104 votes.

Mark Smith lost to Rogerson by 4 vote finishing in third place with 100 votes.

Jackie Fish had 39 votes, Shane L. Lawhorn with 26, and Richard Alton Mitchell with 14, in unofficial results from the Johnston County Board of Elections.