James Fuller was elected the mayor or Ludowici yesterday, according to election supervisor Larry Wells.
Fuller took 207 (48 percent) votes with Tara Manning taking 98 (23 percent), Janis Goode receiving 95 (22 pecent) and William Miller getting 30 (7 percent) votes.
Fuller will replace Myrtice Warren, who did not seek re-election.
The results are unofficial, but Wells said that since all absentee ballots have been counted and with only nine provisional ballots to be considered, the outcome of the race appears assured.
That's not the case in City Council District 2 where, Wells said, Marvin Chesser received 50 votes (51 percent) and incumbent Jim Fuller gathered 48 (49 percent). Wells was unsure whether the nine provisional were from District 2, so he doesn't know whether they will affect the outcome. Wells said the Long County Board of Elections will decide whether to accept the provisional ballots by Nov. 14 at the latest.
In other Ludowici races, Mary Hamilton won the District 1 race, with 51 votes (67 percent) compared to Jerry Stapleton's 25 (33 percent). Hamilton will replace A.A. "Zip" Billings, who recently died. In District 3, incumbent Frank McClelland Jr. defeated challenger Codie Futch with 31 votes (62 percent). Futch got 19 votes (38 percent). In District 5 incumbent Gwendolyn Davis defeated challenger Robert Cahill, 48-30 (60 percent to 38 percent).
District 4 incumbent Johnny Manning had no opposition, and city recorder judge Larry Fowler had no opposition.